Sunny & Safe Tips

  • Always be safety-conscious, even when you are on holiday.
  • Always supervise and look after your children.
  • Swim at beaches that are protected by shark nets and while the lifeguards are on duty. Don’t go into the ocean when visibility is not good, such as at dawn, dusk and in the dark. Always check the beach and Blue Flag boards to get information on the tides, ocean conditions and other risks, such as bluebottles.
  • Before swimming in or participating in activities in rivers, estuaries and lagoons, check suitability with relevant authorities and locals.
  • It is always safer to visit beaches and other natural attractions, such as parks, nature reserves and hiking trails in groups and to avoid dark or deserted beaches and parks; always let someone know where you are going and use a local guide where possible.
  • Do not feed, disturb or interact with the wildlife.
  • Report unsociable behavior.
  • Drink plenty of bottled water to stay hydrated.
  • Don’t forget when you’re having fun to apply and reapply sunscreen as the sun can be particularly strong, SPF50+ is recommended.
  • Enjoy the activities, but always follow safety guidelines and don’t try ‘crazy’ tricks.
  • Don’t drink and drive, arrive alive.
  • Don’t flash your cash or valuables; keep it safely locked up when not in use.
  • Don’t leave your doors unlocked or windows open when you are away or asleep.
  • Always keep your phone charged and have emergency numbers at hand.
  • Ask the establishment where you are staying re. further safety guidelines for the area.