Most Australians have a great time overseas, however, sometimes things don't go as planned. See our page for general advice when things go wrong overseas.
Search SmartravellerBrowse destinations
Today we acknowledge the 20th anniversary of 9/11. On that day nearly 3,000 innocent people died, including 10 Australians, in the most devastating terrorist attack in the US. Terrorists continue to carry out attacks around the world. Terrorists may target places associated with foreigners or Westerners.
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.
Find out what to do if you're travelling overseas and there's a demonstration nearby. Learn how, where and when to get help.
Find out what to do if you're travelling overseas and there's been an earthquake nearby. Learn how and where to get help.
Crises that affect a large number of Australians overseas usually require a response beyond our normal consular services.
The better prepared you are, the safer and more enjoyable your travel will be.
Many Australians adopt children from other countries. There are legal implications surrounding overseas adoptions both in Australia and in the child's country.