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.
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.
Getting medical assistance overseas can be challenging and expensive, especially in an emergency. Read our advice on what to do when when you need help.
You're responsible for your finances overseas. If you run out of money while you're away, find out what options are available.
All travellers face risks overseas. Risks can be higher for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in some destinations.