Understand the local laws of the country you're visiting and the Australians laws that still apply to you when overseas
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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.
We deliver a range of consular services for Australians overseas. These include travel advice, notarial services, passports, consular support and crisis response.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
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.
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.