Through the Inland Waterways Drowning Prevention Project, Royal Life Saving ACT is working with people who recreate in Canberra’s lakes and rivers, raising awareness of potential dangers and establishing preventative measures in partnership with government and local community.
The project will also provide drowning prevention and water safety activities to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) families and children who may normally miss out.
The Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers are among the top 10 River Drowning Blackspots in Australia, contributing significantly to the NSW drowning toll over the last 10 years.
The NSW Open Water Initiative includes two Open Water Education Officers who are out in the community working to address this issue.
River Safety NT is a drowning prevention initiative working to promote safer aquatic behaviours around inland waterway to reduce drowning in rivers across the Northern Territory, particularly throughout the wet season.
The project also includes the ‘Water Dreaming program’ aimed at providing Swim and Survive lessons for indigenous children who miss out.
The Queensland Drowning Prevention Project is working to prevent drowning in high risk inland waterways such as the Brisbane River, Burkedin River and Boulders in Babinda.
The project is identifying high-risk inland waterways and assessing community knowledge, skills and attitudes towards water safety in order to develop and deliver a tailored water safety program.Find out more about Royal Life Saving's work in Queensland
The Murray River has been identified as geographical locations that have contributed significantly to the SA drowning toll over the last 10 years. This South Australian river system appears in the top 10 black spot locations in Australia.
The Murraylands and Riverland Inland Water Initiative will include the appointment of a Murraylands & Riverland Inland Water Education Officer, who will collaborate with key partners to form a steering committee, addressing the issue of drowning in South Australian inland waterways.Find out more about Royal Life Saving's work in South Australia
Royal Life Saving Tasmania's Inland Waterway Drowning Prevention Strategy (IWDPS) engages with the states Rural and Regional community delivering vital water safety skills and education. The project engages partners including: the department of education; rural and regional pool operators; and relevant government and community organisations to address drowning in rural and regional communities.
Through the Swim and Survive Program, Royal Life Saving Tasmania will also provide vital swimming and water safety skills to children who are known to miss out.
The Respect the River Project in Victoria is working to address water safety and drowning prevention in, on or around the Yarra and Murray River.
Life Saving Victoria will provide a targeted community based approach to drowning in inland waterways, which account for over a third of all drowning deaths in Victoria and nationwide.
The project will also expand Swim & Survive and Bronze Medallion participation for targeted indigenous, CaLD, and low socioeconomic communities.Find out more about Royal Life Saving's work in Western Australia.
- Keep Watch
- Keep Watch Home Pool Safety
- Swim and Survive
State and Territory Activities
- ACT Primary Schools Program
- ACT Ministers Swim and Survive Certificate
- ACT Junior Lifeguard Club
- ACT Swim for Life Program
- ACT Ngadyung Program
- ACT First Aid @ Home
- NT Water Safety Strategy 2012-2016
- NT Sunday Lifesaving Program
- NT Sunday Infant Aquatics
- NT Water Safety Awareness Program
- NT VACSWIM Program
- TAS AQUAVATE Conference
- Respect the River
- Don't Let Your Mates Drink and Drown
- The Talk - For Over 55s
- Make It Safe - Portable Pool Safety
- Changed Swimming Pool Laws - Be Pool Safe
- Sinkers #DontDrinkAndSink
- Bronze Medallion
- Grey Medallion
- Community Development