Look Out You Mob - Indigenous Resources

Indigenous Resources

Indigenous Resources

Drowning in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

  • Three in four drowning deaths are male
  • The highest age groups for drowning are children 0 to 4 years and adults aged 45 to 54 years
  • Most drowning deaths occurred in regional and remote locations
  • The most common location for drowning is at rivers
  • Young children (0-4 years) most commonly drown in swimming pools and after an unintentional fall into water
  • Swimming and recreating is the leading activity being undertaken prior to drowning
  • Driving into water is the leading cause of drowning for older people (55 years and over)
  • Drowning most commonly takes place on a weekday and in the afternoon
  • Key risk factors for drowning among adults include alcohol and drugs, and a pre-existing medical condition

To support Indigenous communities and organisations to promote water safety education and drowning prevention strategies, Royal Life Saving has developed a range of useful resources.

Look out you Mob

With the support of the ANZ Staff Foundation, a range of fact sheets, A3 and A4 posters and web banners have been developed to help to reduce the high rate of drowning incidents while encouraging active participation in aquatic recreation activities through safer behaviour.

Posters and Web Banners

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Look out you Mob - Always watch the kids near water     
A3 Poster
A4 Poster
Web Banner - 1020 x 500 
Web Banner - 1900 x 500

Look out you Mob - Lifejackets save lives
A3 Poster
A4 Poster
Web Banner - 1020 x 500
Web Banner - 1900 x 500

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Look out you Mob - Steer clear of floodwaters
A3 Poster
A4 Poster
Web Banner - 1020 x 500
Web Banner - 1900 x 500

Look out you Mob - Avoid alcohol around water
A3 Poster
A4 Poster
Web Banner - 1020 x 500
Web Banner - 1900 x 500

Fact Sheets

Keep Watch, Protect Your Mob

Fact Sheets were developed for the key Keep Watch messages with the support of the NSW Government. These fact sheets feature illustrations by Indigenous artist Fern Martins, Inheritance Art Design and feature real stories to highlight the key issues. The fact sheets are available below to be printed and distributed.