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Before you go overseas, be aware of some of the common scams that happen to travellers. Take steps to minimise your risk.
Assault and violence can happen to anyone, anywhere. Read this page for advice on what to do immediately after an assault while travelling.
It's traumatic to be robbed or mugged. It can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Even if you've taken steps to reduce your risks.
We work closely with a range of government and not for profit partners to prepare our advice, and to promote Smartraveller.
Information on biosecurity processes and border controls that follow your arrival in Australia.
Foreign authorities may request a document to be issued with an Apostille or an Authentication certificate before they will accept it. This is called ‘legalisation’.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides notarial services overseas. We deliver these services through our embassies and consulates.
This page explains our travel advisories for destinations, how we develop and update our travel advisories and what each advice level means in travel advisories. It also explains the difference between our travel advice and the COVID-19 related travel bans.