Beach Safety Fact Sheets

Queensland's beaches, reefs and blue waters are world famous, drawing thousands of visitors from all around the world, as well as other states within Australia.

However, many visitors to our beaches and waterways are unaware of the dangers they potentially face. The size and strength of our surf, treacherous rips and gutters and dangerous marine creatures can pose significant risks for inexperienced beachgoers.

Today, with ever increasing numbers of beachgoers it’s important to alert them to the dangers of the surf and beach environment.  Being beach safe is about understanding and recognising the potential dangers, learning how to avoid them and knowing how to help someone if they get into trouble.  It’s important to remember that if you follow some simple rules, everyone can enjoy the beach safely.

We have a strong focus on providing beachgoers with the knowledge and information they need to make safe and responsible choices about where and when they swim; increased awareness of the beach and surf environment ultimately means they are less likely to get themselves and others into danger.  Every year we reach out to people through a wide variety of education and awareness programs targeted to reach different sectors of the community to ensure the safety of all beachgoers.

We have a fantastic range of fact sheets to provide you with all the beach safety information you will need, as available below to download.

Fact Sheets

Dangerous Marine Creatures & Marine Stingers
Carybdea
Catostylus
Chironex fleckeri
Cyanea
Irukandji
Morbakka
Pelagia
Physalia

Marine Stinger Fact Sheets (all)

General Beach Safety

Alcohol and Swimming
Beach and conditions
Remember the FLAGS
Rip Currents
Rock Fishing
Sun Safety
Supervision of children
Waves
Inland Waterways

Fact Sheets booklet
(Booklet includes: Beach Safety, Sting. Stab. Strike., Marine Stingers)

New international language fact sheets – coming soon