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Terrorism remains a threat to Australians living and travelling overseas. Before you travel overseas, it's important to understand the risk of terrorism worldwide.
A disaster can happen anywhere, anytime. However, some destinations experience certain types of natural disasters more often.
What to do if you're travelling overseas and there's been a hurricane, tornado or other severe weather incident in or near your location.
All travellers face risks overseas. Risks can be higher for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in some countries.
If you're travelling overseas for (or during) a major cultural, sporting or religious event, you may need to take extra precautions.
Read our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
Explore this page for information about how to find out if you need your document legalised and which documents we can legalise in Australia.