Browse our general advice pages on a range of travel topics, to learn what you need to know before you go.
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Aussie school leavers love to go overseas to celebrate the end of their studies. Our tips will help keep you safe.
Information and general advice on travelling with children, children travelling without both parents, child custody and international child abduction.
Australia has reciprocal health care agreements with 11 countries. These countries provide some emergency care to Australians.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
All travellers face risks overseas. In certain countries or cultures, women face greater risks than men and may be more vulnerable.
There is an ongoing threat of kidnapping in many parts of the world. Explore this page to learn about reducing the risk of kidnapping, before you go.
This page provides general advice about what to do if you find out an Australian friend or family member has been kidnapped overseas.