This page explains our travel advisories for destinations, how we develop and update our travel advisories and what each advice level means in travel advisories.
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There’s plenty you can do to reduce the risk of theft, muggings and robberies when you travel.
All travellers face risks overseas. Risks can be higher for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in some destinations.
Before you go overseas, be aware of some of the common scams that happen to travellers. Take steps to minimise your risk.
Death overseas is always a possibility. Even for people who are fit and healthy. Sometimes, things just go wrong.
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.
If you, or someone you know, is a victim of a crime overseas, you may need urgent support. We've prepared these pages with advice for what to do.
This page provides general advice about what to do if you find out an Australian friend or family member has been kidnapped overseas.