Death overseas is always a possibility. Even for people who are fit and healthy. Sometimes, things just go wrong.
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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.
This brochure is designed to provide information to help you understand what consular staff in Australia and overseas can do to assist during this difficult time.
We work closely with a range of government and not for profit partners to prepare our advice, and to promote Smartraveller.
The Australian Government delivers passport services for Australians through the Australian Passport Office. Read more about passports in Australia and overseas.
Read our general advice for Australians planning to travel overseas with medications or medical equipment.
We deliver a range of consular services for Australians overseas. These include travel advice, notarial services, passports, consular support and crisis response.
When you go overseas, you may be exposed to a range of infectious diseases. Before you go, learn about the health risks in your destination and see your doctor.