Australian laws apply to acts of female genital mutilation overseas as well as domestically.
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Learn more about avoiding sexual assault overseas, what to do if you've been assault and how we can 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.
There’s plenty you can do to reduce the risk of theft, muggings and robberies when you travel.
Read our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
Before you go overseas, be aware of some of the common scams that happen to travellers. Take steps to minimise your risk.
Never buy, use or travel with illegal drugs when overseas.