Safety tips to stay safe in and around floodwater:

  • Never drive through floodwaters
  • Never swim in flooded waters
  • Never ride on boogie/surf boards in floodwater
  • Wherever possible, wear a lifejacket when in, on or around floodwaters
  • If conducting a rescue, avoid entering water yourself
  • When swimming in natural waterways after floods be aware that conditions may have changed since you last swam there
  • After floods, always check the water before entry and enter slowly feet first
  • If a river level rises, go to safety as quickly as possible

If you need to be rescued in a flood:

  • Dial Triple Zero (000) for help
  • Wait for rescue operators to arrive
  • Comply with rescue operators' instructions