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Terrorism remains a threat to Australians living and travelling overseas. Before you travel overseas, it's important to understand the risk of terrorism worldwide.
Civil unrest is conflict between different groups of people living in the same country. It can be peaceful or violent. Read more to learn how to stay safe in if there is civil unrest while you're travelling.
A disaster can happen anywhere, anytime. However, some destinations experience certain types of natural disasters more often.
What to do if you're travelling overseas and there's been a hurricane, tornado or other severe weather incident in or near your location.
Read our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
Never buy, use or travel with illegal drugs when overseas.
Learn what to do if you're worried about the welfare of an Australian overseas. See advice and information about missing persons.
The information will help you understand what consular staff in Australia and overseas can do to assist prisoners and their families during this difficult time.