A disaster can happen anywhere, anytime. However, some destinations experience certain types of natural disasters more often.
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Sexual assault and harassment can happen anywhere to anyone. Read this page to learn more about preventing sexual assault when travelling.
Never buy, use or travel with illegal drugs when overseas.
Learn what to do if you're worried about the welfare of an Australian overseas. See advice and information about missing persons.
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.
A marriage must be entered into with the full and free consent of both people. Learn more about forced marriage.
There is an ongoing threat of kidnapping in many parts of the world. Explore this page to learn about reducing the risk of kidnapping, before you go.
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.