All travellers face risks overseas. Risks can be higher for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in some destinations.
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Read our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
Sexual assault and harassment can happen anywhere to anyone. Read this page to learn more about preventing sexual assault when travelling.
Many Australians adopt children from other countries. There are legal implications surrounding overseas adoptions both in Australia and in the child's country.
Before you go overseas, be aware of some of the common scams that happen to travellers. Take steps to minimise your risk.
Death overseas is always a possibility. Even for people who are fit and healthy. Sometimes, things just go wrong.
If you're pregnant and planning to travel overseas, research your destination before you go. Being informed about the risks will help you manage them.
When death happens overseas it can be difficult. During this time, consular staff will do what we can to assist you. However, there are limits to our help.
This page provides general advice about what to do if you find out an Australian friend or family member has been kidnapped overseas.