This page provides general advice about what to do if you find out an Australian friend or family member has been kidnapped overseas.
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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.
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The Australian Government delivers passport services for Australians through the Australian Passport Office. Read more about passports in Australia and overseas.
We deliver a range of consular services for Australians overseas. These include travel advice, notarial services, passports, consular support and crisis response.
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.
This page provides an overview of where to get help before and during your travels. Our assistance will depend on the circumstances and availability of consular resources.