Domestic and International Travel
- Before leaving home, cancel milk and papers. Have your mail held, redirected or collected by a friend.
- Have a friend drop by your home occasionally to collect junk mail and mow the lawn/water the plants.
- Inform your local police of your absence and leave contact details with them.
- Leave lamps on a timer and a radio on.
- Leave some items of clothing on your clothes line to give your home that 'lived in' look.
- Make sure that all doors and windows are securely locked.
- If travelling on QUT business, visit Travel .
- Check the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Smart Traveller Website for the latest travel advice for your destination and subscribe to receive free e-mail notification each time the travel advice for your destination is updated.
- Take out appropriate travel insurance to cover hospital treatment, medical evacuation and any activities, including adventure sports, in which you plan to participate.
- Before travelling overseas register your travel and contact details online.
- Make copies of your passport details, insurance policy, travellers cheques, visas and credit card numbers. Carry one copy in a separate place to the originals and leave a copy with someone at home also, leave a copy of your travel itinerary with someone at home and keep in regular contact with friends and relatives while overseas.
- Check with health professionals for information on recommended vaccinations or other precautions and find out about overseas laws on travelling with medicines.
- While overseas obey the law and do not get involved with illegal drugs.
- Keep track of your personal possessions and baggage at all times.
- Always make sure to lock your hotel door and look through the peep hole before opening it. Familiarise yourself with emergency exits.
- Use judgement with your decisions when meeting strangers.
Do not assume that they have your best interests at heart.
- Enjoy your travels.