Before you go overseas, be aware of some of the common scams that happen to travellers. Take steps to minimise your risk.
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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.
Australia has reciprocal health care agreements with 11 countries. These countries provide some emergency care to Australians.
This page provides general advice about what to do if you find out an Australian friend or family member has been kidnapped overseas.
It's traumatic to be robbed or mugged. It can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Even if you've taken steps to reduce your risks.
Piracy is a major issue around the world. Explore this page to learn about high risk areas for piracy, how to reduce your risk and where to get help.
Browse our general advice pages on a range of travel topics, to learn what you need to know before you go.
Read our general advice for Australians planning to travel overseas with medications or medical equipment.