Read our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
Search SmartravellerBrowse destinations
Never buy, use or travel with illegal drugs when overseas.
Read more about the legislative protections designed to prevent child sex offences abroad.
We deliver a range of consular services for Australians overseas. These include travel advice, notarial services, passports, consular support and crisis response.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides notarial services overseas. We deliver these services through our embassies and consulates.
We work closely with a range of government and not for profit partners to prepare our advice, and to promote Smartraveller.
Assault and violence can happen to anyone, anywhere. Read this page for advice on what to do immediately after an assault while travelling.