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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
If you're travelling overseas for (or during) a major cultural, sporting or religious event, you may need to take extra precautions.
Sexual assault and harassment can happen anywhere to anyone. Read this page to learn more about preventing sexual assault when travelling.
Never buy, use or travel with illegal drugs when overseas.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides notarial services overseas. We deliver these services through our embassies and consulates.
We work closely with a range of government and not for profit partners to prepare our advice, and to promote Smartraveller.
Explore this page for information about staying safe and secure during the Hajj pilgrimage in Makkah (Mecca).
Ramadan is the most important month on the Islamic calendar. Explore this page to learn local laws and customs during Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr, after Ramadan.