A disaster can happen anywhere, anytime. However, some destinations experience certain types of natural disasters more often.
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Learn what to do if you're worried about the welfare of an Australian overseas. See advice and information about missing persons.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
Piracy is a major issue around the world. Explore this page to learn about high risk areas for piracy, how to reduce your risk and where to get help.
There is an ongoing threat of kidnapping in many parts of the world. Explore this page to learn about reducing the risk of kidnapping, before you go.
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.
Find out what to do if you're travelling overseas there's been a terrorist attack in or near your location. Learn how to stay safe, avoid danger, and get help.
Armed conflict can escalate rapidly, making the security situation volatile and becoming a threat to your safety. Read our advice on how to stay safe.