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For more information on any other matter relating to aquatic safety, contact: Surf Life Saving Australia (02) 9215 8000 or Surf Life Saving NSW (02) 9984 7188 or Surf Life Saving QLD (07) 3846 8000 or Life Saving Victoria (03) 9676 6900 or Surf Life Saving SA (08) 8354 6900 or Surf Life Saving WA (08) 9243 9444 or Surf Life Saving TAS (03) 6223 5555 or Surf Life Saving NT (08) 8985 6588 or ... or contact your local  surf life saving club.



Australia is one of the safest and friendliest destinations in the world. The safety and wellbeing of visitors to Australia is a priority for the Australian tourism industry.

Australia is a large continent with many different environments and experiences. This diversity means that visitors should take time to prepare a safe and enjoyable trip.

To help visitors learn more about travel safety in Australia, two tools have been developed.

Travel Safely in Australia Brochure

For the consumer, a brochure called Travel Safely in Australia summarises the four major safety considerations when travelling in Australia: Road Safety, Outback Travel, Water Safety and Enjoying Nature. The brochure contains messages in seven languages and is available from all State Tourism Organisations and most visitor information centres.

Download the brochure here.


Relevant language sections are also available for download in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Korean. Click here to download.

National Visitor Safety Handbook

To ensure that safety messages are consistent, accessible and complete, a handbook has been produced containing all travel safety messages relevant to Australia. The handbook is designed as a reference tool for website editors and producers of tourism publications to assist them to inform consumers about safe travel. Visitor Safety Brochure Cover
The text is offered without copyright restriction.

Download the handbook in PDF version version here.



Visitor safety is in everyone’s interest. Contact your State Tourism Organisation for more information. Refer to the National Visitor Safety Program.

Australia Capital Tourism

South Australian Tourism Commission

Tourism Queensland
Consumer website

Tourism Victoria

Tourism Northern Territory

Destination NSW

Tourism Tasmania

Tourism Western Australia

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