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Read more about the legislative protections designed to prevent child sex offences abroad.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
Foreign governments often require you to get a visa before they let you enter. This page provides general advice and information about visas overseas.
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From 1 February 2020, the UK is no longer a member of the EU ('Brexit'). There will be a transition period until 31 December 2020, while the EU and UK negotiate new arrangements. If you are an Australian living or working in, or travelling to, the UK or the EU nothing will change in the transition period during 2020, including visa arrangements. This also applies to Australian-British dual nationals.
Australians of all kinds enjoy partying and celebrating. Know what you can do to reduce your risk of things going wrong.
Studying overseas can be exciting and rewarding. Whether you're doing a quick school trip or an extended university exchange, it's important to be prepared.
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.