Learn to swim and learn CPR
Never swim alone
Avoid alcohol and drugs around water
Know your limits and check for danger before swimming
In an emergency, call 000
Always swim between the red and yellow flags
Read the safety signs
Ask the lifeguards for safety advice
If you need help, stay calm and signal for help
Be Sun Smart - wear sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses
It is now law to wear a life jacket when rock fishing - fines apply
Don’t turn your back on the sea
Never fish alone and inform others of where you are
Stay alert to weather conditions
Wear the right clothes - non-slip shoes and lightweight clothes
If someone is washed into the ocean, do not jump in. Find a life buoy and call 000
Learn how to swim
The South East Sydney Multicultural Water Safety Committee has compiled this directory of aquatic services and water safety resources to provide information for service providers and community groups to assist with improving water safety on our beaches and waterways.
Based on the successful model implemented by the Illawarra Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Water Safety Committee, we aim to create a collaborative environment to encourage effective communication between multicultural services and aquatic service providers. In this way, we hope to ensure water safety initiatives are responsive to the needs and assets of the regions culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Join us to increase awareness and education by exploring, developing and delivering water safety initiatives at our beaches, waterways and other aquatic environments.
The South East Sydney Multicultural Water Safety Committee is made up of the following organisations:
This website is financially supported by:
If you would like to submit a resource for inclusion in the directory, please fill in the form below with as much relevant information as possible.