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Dangers & Annoyances

Australia is a relatively safe place to travel by world standards − crime- and war-wise at any rate − but natural disasters regularly wreak havoc. Bushfires, floods and cyclones decimate parts of most states and territories, but if you pay attention to warnings from local authorities and don't venture into affected areas, you should be fine.

  • Swimming in far-northern Australia is often dangerous thanks to crocodiles – always check with locals.
  • If driving on rural roads after dark, do so carefully and watch for wandering wildlife.

Government Travel Advice

The following government websites offer travel advisories and information for travellers.