Beach Safety Research Group

Life savers in a surf rescue boat attempt a rescue in rough surf

Beach safety education needs to be better targeted at multi-cultural Australian migrant communities if drownings are to be avoided.

A surfer waits for a wave at sunset or sunrise

UNSW scientists will be assessing the role surfers play in rescuing swimmers in distress as well as their broader contribution to society in a world-first, global survey.

Aerial view of beachgoers at an Australian beach

Australia may be leading the way on coastal drowning research, but a study led by UNSW has identified the need for more evidence to support prevention strategies.