Armed conflict can escalate rapidly, making the security situation volatile and becoming a threat to your safety. Read our advice on how to stay safe.
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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.
Find out what to do if you’re travelling overseas there's a disaster, terrorist incident, demonstration or other crisis nearby.
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.
Understand the local laws of the country you're visiting and the Australians laws that still apply to you when overseas
Never buy, use or travel with illegal drugs when overseas.
In the event of a natural disaster or other crisis in or near your location, you may require assistance. Read this page to see where to get help.
Find out what to do if you're travelling overseas and there's a demonstration nearby. Learn how, where and when to get help.