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Be safe



Every day thousands of people flock to Australia’s coastline to swim, surf, unwind and have fun. But the ocean is a powerful natural force and beach conditions can change dramatically.

Every year, over 100 people drown at our beaches and coastal waterways. The truth is that even though our surf lifesavers and lifeguards are trained professionals and are constantly vigilant in protecting the safety of beachgoers, swimming outside the red and yellow flags makes their job tougher.

Simply put: if we can’t see you, we can’t save you. Be safe and always swim between the red and yellow flags.  By keeping safe is being Australian for life.

Respect the water and know your limitations. 

Although Australian beaches look amazing, they can be unpredictable and hide some dangers that every visitor should be aware of such as rip currents. Everyone needs to respect all aquatic environments especially the surf.