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.
The better prepared you are, the safer and more enjoyable your travel will be.
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.
Never buy, use or travel with illegal drugs when overseas.
Learn what to do if you're worried about the welfare of an Australian overseas. See advice and information about missing persons.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.