Piracy is a major issue around the world. Explore this page to learn about high risk areas for piracy, how to reduce your risk and where to get help.
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There is an ongoing threat of kidnapping in many parts of the world. Explore this page to learn about reducing the risk of kidnapping, before you go.
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.
Australians of all kinds enjoy partying and celebrating. Know what you can do to reduce your risk of things going wrong.
This page provides general advice about what to do if you find out an Australian friend or family member has been kidnapped overseas.
Aussie school leavers love to go overseas to celebrate the end of their studies. Our tips will help keep you safe.
Studying overseas can be exciting and rewarding. Whether you're doing a quick school trip or an extended university exchange, it's important to be prepared.