The better prepared you are, the safer and more enjoyable your travel will be.
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This page provides general tips on travelling as a backpacker. Explore this page for general advice about planning your trip.
Read our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
Australians love sport and adventure, both locally and overseas. Make sure you’re informed and prepared before you go.
Before you go overseas, be aware of some of the common scams that happen to travellers. Take steps to minimise your risk.
Read more about the legislative protections designed to prevent child sex offences abroad.
You may get sick from infectious diseases or other health conditions overseas. Find out what vaccinations and other preventative measures can help.