A disaster can happen anywhere, anytime. However, some destinations experience certain types of natural disasters more often.
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Read our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
If you're arrested or jailed overseas, you have the right to contact the Australian Government.
Learn what to do if you're worried about the welfare of an Australian overseas. See advice and information about missing persons.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
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.
Piracy is a major issue around the world. Explore this page to learn about high risk areas for piracy, how to reduce your risk and where to get help.
Assault and violence can happen to anyone, anywhere. Read this page for advice on what to do immediately after an assault while travelling.