Beach Safety – Australia

beach safety in australia

Summer time in Australia, and the beaches become the main attraction.

The beach is one of Australia’s most recognizable and enjoyable features. Here is how can we enjoy a day at the beach safely and help prevent accidents or injury.

The first rule of beach safety is:Always swim between the flags.

Some dangers you may face outside these “flagged” areas are submerged rocks, rips and currents.

Know about the flags :

  • Red and Yellow Flags – it is safe to swim between the flags, and its the safest spot to swim.
  • Yellow Flags – the surf is potentially dangerous with bad conditions.
  • Red Flags – DANGER! – DO NOT SWIM IN THE WATER – when the red flag is up the beach is closed.
  • Black and white flags : Board riding and surfing is not permitted.

Things to be taken care of before a swim in the beach:

  • Don’t swim at unpatrolled beaches.
  • Never swim at dusk or at night.
  • Don’t swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Never swim directly after a meal.

Also make sure you be sun safe:


  • Slip on a shirt.
  • Slop on sunscreen.
  • Slap on a hat.
  • Wrap on some sunglasses.

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