drowning

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 child splashing in water

Australians are entering our most dangerous time of year for fatal drownings. So what can you do to keep yourself and loved ones safer this summer?

Drowning deaths and river safety

Despite their beauty, rivers can be deadly and remain the top location for drowning  

lifeguard on beach

COVID-19 is changing the dynamics of people swimming at beaches around the world, potentially making it more unsafe.

Risk of drowning in rivers

The Aussie tradition of cooling off in a river could be fatal on Australia Day after a recent UNSW study showed a heightened risk of drowning on the day.

Analysis of distractions leading to child drowning fatalities in Australia

New UNSW research is a timely reminder this summer that housework, socialising and miscommunication can become deadly distractions when young children are left alone in or near water.