News: Safety

NSW National Parks and Surf Life Saving Australia encourage safety awareness over Easter

With the Easter long weekend underway, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Surf Life Saving Australia are encouraging bushwalkers and beach goers to prioritise safety. NPWS…

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Mar 30, 2024 Aquatics / Environment / Parks / Recreation / Safety /


Deceased and bystanders in 2016 Dreamworld ride tragedy awarded bravery commendations

A man who died in the 2016 Dreamworld Thunder River Rapids tragedy has been posthumously given a bravery award after he used his final moments to save his niece. Luke Dorsett who stopped…

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Mar 27, 2024 Attractions / Safety / Tourism /


Rackley Swimming rallies local community behind aspiring Olympic swimmers

With the 2024 Australian Swimming Trials set return to Brisbane for the first time in 40 years, Rackley Swimming is rallying behind its athletes on their campaign to the trials through the…

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Mar 26, 2024 Aquatics / Marketing / Safety / Sport /


WA Football Commission warns of pressures causing young players to leave the game

The West Australian Football Commission has sent an emphatic email to junior clubs saying that young players are being “bullied” out of teams because they cannot keep up with…

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Mar 25, 2024 Recreation / Safety / Sport /


Surf Life Saving Australia research exposes lesser-known coastal threats

New research from Surf Life Saving Australia shows that almost 40% of deaths that occur on the coast are not drowning related, with cardiac conditions and traumatic injuries the major…

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Mar 25, 2024 Aquatics / Recreation / Safety / Tourism /


Increased lifeguard training and new supervision rules for Splash Palace

Invercargill City Council has increased lifeguard training and implemented parental supervision rules at the Splash Palace public swimming pool following the near drowning of a…

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Mar 24, 2024 Aquatics / Education / Events / Safety /


Surf Life Saving WA installs new Surf Alert Module at Fremantle’s Leighton Beach

A new Surf Alert Module (SAM) has been installed at Leighton Beach, a popular beach just north of Fremantle – marking the seventh of ten to be rolled out by Surf Life Saving WA along…

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Mar 24, 2024 Aquatics / Environment / Recreation / Safety / Technology /


Orange Aquatic Centre lifeguards threatened with abusive behaviour during free entry period

An end of season report presented to Orange City Council on 19th March detailed a steep increase in the amount of abuse suffered by staff at the Orange Aquatic Centre during a free…

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Mar 22, 2024 ByKaren Sweaney Aquatics / Safety /


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