Never buy, use or travel with illegal drugs when overseas.
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If you're arrested or jailed overseas, you have the right to contact the Australian Government.
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.
Most Australians have a great time overseas, however, sometimes things don't go as planned. See our page for general advice when things go wrong overseas.
Read general travel advice for your community, in your language.
We work closely with a range of government and not for profit partners to prepare our advice, and to promote Smartraveller.
See general travel advice before you go. Learn about travel during COVID-19, laws, insurance, dual citizenship, getting help overseas and more.