Water Safety at Home
Even if you don't have a backyard pool, you need to be aware of other dangers around the home that can cause drowning, especially if you have children.
Farm Water Safety
Rural properties carry very specific drowning risks for children and also employees working on farms. Often, these risks based on the large size and remote location of properties and the fact that it is not always feasible to fence off large bodies of water.
Inland waterways include rivers, creeks, lakes and dams. More people drown in inland waterways than any other location in Australia.
Public Pool Safety
Public pools are generally safe places to swim and recreate, with pool lifeguards on hand to help in the case of an emergency. However, children should be supervised at all times, and you should know your own limitations and understand the effects of any medication you may be taking.
Not all beaches are patrolled by lifeguards in Australia. Staying safe on beaches relies on understanding beach safety protocols and not taking risks by swimming at unpatrolled beaches.
Staying Safe on Holiday
Unfamiliar places and a lack of knowledge about local aquatic conditions can increase the risk of drowning. When visiting new areas, pay particular attention to signs alerting you to specific hazards and risks.