Community Service Announcement

As part of this campaign, a Community Service Announcement has been developed for TV Stations and Social Media across Australia to promote the important Respect the River messages. Please click the link below to share or contact us on to get a copy of the file.


The Respect the River project has interviewed a number of people local to the Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers (the first and 6th highest river drowning black spots in Australia) to discuss living and recreating in the local river. Listen and learn as they share their stories of fun, danger and respect
for the river environment.

Stuart Dye - Albury and Border Rescue Squad

Peter Wright - Corowa Rescue Squad

Danny Russell - Local river user

Neil Patchett - Transport for NSW

Joh Paynter- Local river user

Nat Jacobs - Boating Safety Officer - Roads and Maritime Services NSW

David Barrett - Local river user

David Buchtmann - Regional Controller - NSW State Emergency Service

Mick Dasey - Regional Manager - RLSNSW Riverina