In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
Search SmartravellerBrowse destinations
We work closely with a range of government and not for profit partners to prepare our advice, and to promote Smartraveller.
Read general travel advice in Arabic (العربية) before you go. Learn about laws, entry requirements, insurance, dual citizenship, travelling with children, getting help overseas and more.
Read general travel advice in Simplified Chinese (中文) before you go. Learn about laws, entry requirements, insurance, dual citizenship, travelling with children, getting help overseas and more.
The Australian Government delivers passport services for Australians through the Australian Passport Office. Read more about passports in Australia and overseas.
We deliver a range of consular services for Australians overseas. These include travel advice, notarial services, passports, consular support and crisis response.
All travellers face risks overseas. Risks can be higher for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in some countries.
This page provides an overview of where to get help before and during your travels. Our assistance will depend on the circumstances and availability of consular resources.