Most Australians have a great time overseas, however, sometimes things don't go as planned. See our page for general advice when things go wrong overseas.
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Today we acknowledge the 20th anniversary of 9/11. On that day nearly 3,000 innocent people died, including 10 Australians, in the most devastating terrorist attack in the US. Terrorists continue to carry out attacks around the world. Terrorists may target places associated with foreigners or Westerners.
Read our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
You may get sick from infectious diseases or other health conditions overseas. Find out what vaccinations and other preventative measures can help.
Getting medical assistance overseas can be challenging and expensive, especially in an emergency. Read our advice on what to do when when you need help.
Find out what to do if you're travelling overseas and there's a demonstration nearby. Learn how, where and when to get help.
Find out what to do if you're travelling overseas and there's been an earthquake nearby. Learn how and where to get help.
Crises that affect a large number of Australians overseas usually require a response beyond our normal consular services.