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Read our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
This brochure is designed to provide information to help you understand what consular staff in Australia and overseas can do to assist during this difficult time.
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.
Read general travel advice in Traditional Chinese (中文) before you go. Learn about laws, entry requirements, insurance, dual citizenship, travelling with children, getting help overseas and more.
Assault and violence can happen to anyone, anywhere. Read this page for advice on what to do immediately after an assault while travelling.
Death overseas is always a possibility. Even for people who are fit and healthy. Sometimes, things just go wrong.
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.