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.
Never buy, use or travel with illegal drugs when overseas.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
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.
A marriage must be entered into with the full and free consent of both people. Learn more about forced marriage.
Today we acknowledge the 20th anniversary of 9/11. On that day nearly 3,000 innocent people died, including 10 Australians, in the most devastating terrorist attack in the US. Terrorists continue to carry out attacks around the world. Terrorists may target places associated with foreigners or Westerners.