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In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
Understand how and when the Australian Government can help overseas. Read the Consular Services Charter in Traditional Chinese (領事服務 憲章).
All travellers face risks overseas. Risks can be higher for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in some destinations.
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.
Death overseas is always a possibility. Even for people who are fit and healthy. Sometimes, things just go wrong.
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