In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
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Find out what to do if you're travelling overseas and there's been an earthquake nearby. Learn how and where to get help.
Read more about the legislative protections designed to prevent child sex offences abroad.
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.
A disaster can happen anywhere, anytime. However, some destinations experience certain types of natural disasters more often.
Information and general advice on travelling with children, children travelling without both parents, child custody and international child abduction.
Most Australians have a great time overseas, however, sometimes things don't go as planned. See our page for general advice when things go wrong overseas.
Wherever you’re going overseas, there remains a threat of terrorism. Terrorists continue to carry out attacks around the world, and they target both locals and foreign tourists. Learn more about how to reduce your risks while travelling.