For detailed information on beach safety please visit – Beach & Coastal Safety Resources & Programs: Stay Safe at the Beach (beachsafetyhub.org.au)
If we can’t see you, we can’t save you. So please be safe and always swim between the red and yellow flags.
- Always swim at patrolled locations
- Swim between the red and yellow flags. They mark the safer area for swimming
- Always swim under supervision. Read and obey the safety signs
- If you are unsure of surf conditions, ask a lifesaver/ lifeguard
- Don’t swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Never run or dive in the water, even if you have checked before as water conditions can change
- If you get into trouble in the water, stay calm. Signal for help, float and wait for assistance
- Learn how to spot a rip and keep clear of it
- A rip can be recognised by sand coloured or rippled water running out to sea when the water on either side is generally cleaner. The waves may also be larger and breaking further out to sea on both sides of the rip
For water safety information in multilingual language please visit the SLSNSW Beach Safety Hub.
This website is also a great resource for school’s and community groups.