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Aussie school leavers love to go overseas to celebrate the end of their studies. Our tips will help keep you safe.
The better prepared you are, the safer and more enjoyable your travel will be.
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.
Civil unrest is conflict between different groups of people living in the same country. It can be peaceful or violent. Read more to learn how to stay safe if there is civil unrest while you're travelling.
Many Australians hold two or more nationalities. If you're travelling to the country of your other nationality, find out how your citizenship can impact you.
There’s plenty you can do to reduce the risk of theft, muggings and robberies when you travel.