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
Read our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
Australians love sport and adventure, both locally and overseas. Make sure you’re informed and prepared before you go.
Before you go overseas, be aware of some of the common scams that happen to travellers. Take steps to minimise your risk.
Australia has reciprocal health care agreements with 11 countries. These countries provide some emergency care to Australians.
We deliver a range of consular services for Australians overseas. These include travel advice, notarial services, passports, consular support and crisis response.