Browse our general advice pages on a range of travel topics, to learn what you need to know before you go.
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Aussie school leavers love to go overseas to celebrate the end of their studies. Our tips will help keep you safe.
The better prepared you are, the safer and more enjoyable your travel will be.
Read our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
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.
This page provides general advice about what to do if you find out an Australian friend or family member has been kidnapped overseas.
Civil unrest is conflict between different groups of people living in the same country. It can be peaceful or violent. Read more to learn how to stay safe if there is civil unrest while you're travelling.
When death happens overseas it can be difficult. During this time, consular staff will do what we can to assist you. However, there are limits to our help.