Understand the local laws of the country you're visiting and the Australians laws that still apply to you when overseas
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Assault and violence can happen to anyone, anywhere. Read this page for advice on what to do immediately after an assault while travelling.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
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 marriage must be entered into with the full and free consent of both people. Learn more about forced marriage.
Never buy, use or travel with illegal drugs when overseas.
Australian laws apply to acts of female genital mutilation overseas as well as domestically.