Stay out of pipes and drains

Stay safe this wet

Royal Life Saving Society NT Stay Out of Pipes and Drains safety awareness campaign reminds Territorians of the dangers of swimming in pipes and drains this wet season.

Aimed at children and families, the campaign is being run across the Territory where wide, open drains often entice children to swim. It urges parents to talk to their children about water safety, and in particular to stay away from pipes and drains.

The wet season in NT is from November to April and is characterised by higher humidity, monsoonal rains and tropical storms, with an average monthly rainfall of 240mm in the wet season, which can cause our rivers and waterways to become fast-flowing torrents.


The wet season is a high-risk time for drowning and it is critical that children know to stay out of pipes and drains.

Download and display

Pipes and Drains Poster .............Pipes and Drains Danger Sign


Competition Time!

Stay out of pipes and drains and instead cool off in the Wave Pool!

Enter our social media competition for a chance to win a family pass to the Darwin Waterfront Wave Pool and a Stay Out of Pipes and Drains merchandise pack.

Have fun. Stay safe.

Closing date 16th December 2020.

Find out more

Something Eerie App

Royal Life Saving has created a fun App to help teach children aged 8 to 12 years all about water safety through a series of interactive mystery stories.

Each story challenges players to navigate through a number of story pathways using their water safety knowledge and decision-making skills to solve the mysteries along the way!

The first story - Monster Flushed Down The Drain - is set within the dark subterranean world of Eerie’s stormwater drains, where lives a dangerous creature, with eyes that glow red. It survives on gross drain goop and those who wander too near. Players have to solve the mystery of the monster in the drain!

Download the 'Something Eerie' water safety App today!

Available from the Apple Store at or Google Play at

Something Eerie APP