In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
Search SmartravellerBrowse destinations
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.
Find out what to do if you're travelling overseas and there's been an earthquake nearby. Learn how and where to get help.
We work closely with a range of government and not for profit partners to prepare our advice, and to promote Smartraveller.
All travellers face risks overseas. Risks can be higher for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in some countries.
Australians of all kinds enjoy partying and celebrating. Know what you can do to reduce your risk of things going wrong.
A disaster can happen anywhere, anytime. However, some destinations experience certain types of natural disasters more often.
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.