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
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.
All travellers face risks overseas. Risks can be higher for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in some countries.
Many Australians hold two or more nationalities. If you're travelling to the country of your other nationality, find out how your citizenship can impact you.
Information and general advice on travelling with children, children travelling without both parents, child custody and international child abduction.
All travellers face risks overseas. In certain countries or cultures, women face greater risks than men and may be more vulnerable.
Understand how and when the Australian Government can help overseas. Read the Consular Service Charter in Simplified Chinese (领事服务).