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Dangers & Annoyances

Australia is a relatively safe and friendly place to travel, but natural disasters regularly wreak havoc. Bushfires, floods and cyclones can decimate local areas as weather events become more extreme and unpredictable.

  • Check weather warnings and don't venture into affected areas without an emergency plan.
  • Crime is low but don't let your guard too far down.
  • Beware of online lettings scams in Australia. Follow best practise when transferring money overseas.
  • Wild swimming can be dangerous here thanks to sharks, jellyfish and crocodiles – always seek reliable information.
  • Watch for wandering wildlife on roads, especially at night. Kangaroos are very unpredictable.

Government Travel Advice

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