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Civil unrest is conflict between different groups of people living in the same country. It can be peaceful or violent. Read more to learn how to stay safe in if there is civil unrest while you're travelling.
There’s plenty you can do to reduce the risk of theft, muggings and robberies when you travel.
Understand the local laws of the country you're visiting and the Australians laws that still apply to you when overseas
If you're travelling overseas for (or during) a major cultural, sporting or religious event, you may need to take extra precautions.
Read our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
Never buy, use or travel with illegal drugs when overseas.
Read more about the legislative protections designed to prevent child sex offences abroad.