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Understand the local laws of the country you're visiting and the Australians laws that still apply to you when overseas
Never buy, use or travel with illegal drugs when overseas.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
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.
A marriage must be entered into with the full and free consent of both people. Learn more about forced marriage.
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.