In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
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Find out what to do if you're travelling overseas and there's been an earthquake nearby. Learn how and where to get help.
Read general travel advice in Traditional Chinese (中文) before you go. Learn about laws, entry requirements, insurance, dual citizenship, travelling with children, getting help overseas and more.
All travellers face risks overseas. Risks can be higher for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in some countries.
A disaster can happen anywhere, anytime. However, some destinations experience certain types of natural disasters more often.
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.
Wherever you’re going overseas, there remains a threat of terrorism. Terrorists continue to carry out attacks around the world, and they target both locals and foreign tourists. Learn more about how to reduce your risks while travelling.