This page provides general tips on travelling as a backpacker. Explore this page for general advice about planning your trip.
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Understand the local laws of the country you're visiting and the Australians laws that still apply to you when overseas
Australians love sport and adventure, both locally and overseas. Make sure you’re informed and prepared before you go.
Read our general advice for Australians planning to travel overseas with medications or medical equipment.
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.
You may get sick from infectious diseases or other health conditions overseas. Find out what vaccinations and other preventative measures can help.
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.