Most of Australia's population lives close to the coastline and the beach has long occupied a special place in the Australian identity.
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, almost 100 people drown at our beaches. The truth is that even though our surf ifesavers 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.
For all of the information required on making your beach visit a safe one, check out the below.
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