A disaster can happen anywhere, anytime. However, some destinations experience certain types of natural disasters more often.
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Read our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
Read more about the legislative protections designed to prevent child sex offences abroad.
Learn what to do if you're worried about the welfare of an Australian overseas. See advice and information about missing persons.
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.
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Piracy is a major issue around the world. Explore this page to learn about high risk areas for piracy, how to reduce your risk and where to get help.