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If you're travelling overseas for (or during) a major cultural, sporting or religious event, you may need to take extra precautions.
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.
Advice for Australians overseas who are trying to return home to Australia.
Advice for Australians staying overseas, including questions on whether to stay overseas or return to Australia, and travelling to other countries and within countries.