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Civil unrest is conflict between different groups of people living in the same country. It can be peaceful or violent. Read more to learn how to stay safe in if there is civil unrest while you're travelling.
There’s plenty you can do to reduce the risk of theft, muggings and robberies when you travel.
If you're travelling overseas for (or during) a major cultural, sporting or religious event, you may need to take extra precautions.
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.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
This brochure is designed to provide information to help you understand what consular staff in Australia and overseas can do to assist during this difficult time.
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