There’s plenty you can do to reduce the risk of theft, muggings and robberies when you travel.
Search SmartravellerBrowse destinations
Read our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
Sexual assault and harassment can happen anywhere to anyone. Read this page to learn more about preventing sexual assault when travelling.
This page will help you understand the risks and take appropriate precautions before you head out on the water.
Many Australians adopt children from other countries. There are legal implications surrounding overseas adoptions both in Australia and in the child's country.
Before you go overseas, be aware of some of the common scams that happen to travellers. Take steps to minimise your risk.
If you're pregnant and planning to travel overseas, research your destination before you go. Being informed about the risks will help you manage them.
If you, or someone you know, is a victim of a crime overseas, you may need urgent support. We've prepared these pages with advice for what to do.
This page provides general advice about what to do if you find out an Australian friend or family member has been kidnapped overseas.