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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Before you go overseas, be aware of some of the common scams that happen to travellers. Take steps to minimise your risk.
Assault and violence can happen to anyone, anywhere. Read this page for advice on what to do immediately after an assault while travelling.
Learn more about avoiding sexual assault overseas, what to do if you've been assault and how we can help.
If you're arrested or jailed overseas, you have the right to contact the Australian Government.
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.
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.