Read our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
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In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
Australians love to travel, and love adventure.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides notarial services overseas. We deliver these services through our embassies and consulates.
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.
Information for Australians going overseas for surrogacy. Learn about types of arrangements, laws, citizenship and visas.
Read general travel advice in Arabic (العربية) before you go. Learn about laws, entry requirements, insurance, dual citizenship, travelling with children, getting help overseas and more.
Assault and violence can happen to anyone, anywhere. Read this page for advice on what to do immediately after an assault while travelling.