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This page provides general tips on travelling as a backpacker. Explore this page for general advice about planning your trip.
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.
Never buy, use or travel with illegal drugs when overseas.
Read more about the legislative protections designed to prevent child sex offences abroad.
Australia has reciprocal health care agreements with 11 countries. These countries provide some emergency care to Australians.
In the event of a natural disaster or other crisis in or near your location, you may require assistance. Read this page to see where to get help.