In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
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Find out what to do if you're travelling overseas and there's been an earthquake nearby. Learn how and where to get help.
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The Australian Government delivers passport services for Australians through the Australian Passport Office. Read more about passports in Australia and overseas.
We deliver a range of consular services for Australians overseas. These include travel advice, notarial services, passports, consular support and crisis response.
All travellers face risks overseas. Risks can be higher for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in some countries.
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.