Water safety

Swimming is an important part of life for many people in Australia. It's important to educate yourself on how to stay safe in and around the water.

Always swim between the flags and at patrolled beaches

Before you get started, it is important you know how to be safe in the water. This includes knowing about the beach, rip currents, lifesavers and how to stay safe in the water. 

To learn more, visit Surf Life Saving NSW’s Beach and Coastal Safety Resource HubExternal Link  which is available in many languages.

Water safety videos for international students

Sydney and NSW are home to beautiful beaches and waterways. However, they can be dangerous.

In this video series, we share expert advice for international students on how to stay safe near the water. 

View videos in 11 languagesExternal Link  on YouTube. 

You can also download Beach Safety fact sheetsExternal Link