Facts & Figures

Key Issues

Royal Life Saving Society – Australia research aims to understand who, where, how and why fatal and non-fatal drowning occurs so that we can develop appropriate drowning prevention and water safety strategies to keep people safe.

The following articles - key issues - focus on research and drowning data from the past 10 years, which identifies high-risk populations and contributing factors to drowning. They were all published in the Royal Life Saving Society - Australia National Drowning Report for 2019.

This work will inform future drowning prevention policies and ensure appropriate messaging targeted at those most at risk.

Older Australians Key IssuesMulticultural PopulationsAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PeopleInland WaterwaysRisk TakingSwimming and Water Safety SkillsNon-Fatal Drowning