The better prepared you are, the safer and more enjoyable your travel will be.
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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.
Understand the local laws of the country you're visiting and the Australians laws that still apply to you when overseas
Whether you're in a car, riding a motorbike or buzzing around town on a scooter, know the risks and take steps to stay safe on the roads.
Read our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
Explore these pages for general advice to help have a safe and hassle-free journey while you are getting around.
Before you go overseas, be aware of some of the common scams that happen to travellers. Take steps to minimise your risk.
Whether you're getting around town by bus, ferry or train, it's important to be prepared. Know the risks so you can take steps to reduce them and stay safe.