A disaster can happen anywhere, anytime. However, some destinations experience certain types of natural disasters more often.
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If you're arrested or jailed overseas, you have the right to contact the Australian Government.
Learn what to do if you're worried about the welfare of an Australian overseas. See advice and information about missing persons.
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.
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.
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.