Kuwait is in a region that continues to face the threat of terrorism.
Statements by terrorist groups have called for attacks against Western interests in the Gulf region.
These include references to residential compounds and military, oil, transport and aviation interests.
Take particular care in the areas of Al-Qibla, Jahra and Sulaibaya, and in the period surrounding Friday prayers in all parts of Kuwait.
Monitor local and international media for information that may affect your safety and security. Women should avoid walking alone, particularly in isolated areas at night. There have been reports of physical and verbal harassment of women.
In addition to the places mentioned above, possible targets may include theatres, international schools, public transport, tourist areas, hotels, religious sites, outdoor recreation events, markets and shopping areas.
In the event of an attack, leave the affected area immediately if it is safe to do so, and follow the instructions of local authorities. Demonstrations occasionally take place in Kuwait but are normally peaceful.
For employment or residency visas, apply to the Kuwait Embassy, Canberra.
A visit visa can be obtained on arrival to Kuwait and is valid for three months from the date of entry.
Visa payments are accepted in cash (Kuwaiti Dinar).
You may experience difficulties as you enter Kuwait if your passport has evidence of travel to Israel, such as entry or exit stamps.
Consular officials cannot intervene on your behalf if you do not meet entry or exit requirements.
Exercise heightened vigilance in Kuwait at this time due to the risk posed by terrorism.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) you are 3.4 times more likely to be killed in a motor vehicle accident in Kuwait than in Australia. Kuwait has restrictions on eligibility requirements for driver's licences.