This page provides general advice about what to do if you find out an Australian friend or family member has been kidnapped overseas.
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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.
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The Australian Government delivers passport services for Australians through the Australian Passport Office. Read more about passports in Australia and overseas.
Read our general advice for Australians planning to travel overseas with medications or medical equipment.
We deliver a range of consular services for Australians overseas. These include travel advice, notarial services, passports, consular support and crisis response.
When you go overseas, you may be exposed to a range of infectious diseases. Before you go, learn about the health risks in your destination and see your doctor.
This page provides an overview of where to get help before and during your travels. Our assistance will depend on the circumstances and availability of consular resources.