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.
Sexual assault and harassment can happen anywhere to anyone. Read this page to learn more about preventing sexual assault when 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.
This brochure is designed to provide information to help you understand what consular staff in Australia and overseas can do to assist during this difficult time.
Information for Australians going overseas for surrogacy. Learn about types of arrangements, laws, citizenship and visas.
Assault and violence can happen to anyone, anywhere. Read this page for advice on what to do immediately after an assault while travelling.
Today we acknowledge the 20th anniversary of 9/11. On that day nearly 3,000 innocent people died, including 10 Australians, in the most devastating terrorist attack in the US. Terrorists continue to carry out attacks around the world. Terrorists may target places associated with foreigners or Westerners.