There is a need to raise awareness and equip communities with the knowledge to keep themselves, their families and communities safe when going swimming, fishing or boating.
This water safety awareness campaign was created in consultation with multicultural communities and stakeholders and has been translated into several languages.
a. When we are around the water we should stay close to our friends and family, all ages and experience levels, we should never leave anyone alone.
b. Everyone must wear a lifejacket when fishing, on boats and jet-skis, lifejackets save lives.
c. We should not use alcohol or drugs when around water. These can affect our thinking and reaction, making it dangerous and can lead to drowning.
d. Learning to swim and learning water safety skills can help keep ourselves and others safe by knowing what to do in an emergency.