Health and safety

Beach safety
Beaches can be dangerous, with rips and undercurrents, so make sure you swim on lifeguard patrolled beaches between the red and yellow flags, and be sun smart.

Taking a road trip up the coast? On holiday? Or just looking for the right beach for you? Find your nearest beaches in seconds.

Access the latest information about every Australian beach on the go. Offering unrivalled coverage of the Australian coastline, the Beachsafe app provides detailed information from patrol status, facilities and hazards to weather, swell and tide.

Surf Life Saving Australia recommends swimming at patrolled beaches, between the red and yellow flags.

Download the Beach Safe App for the latest information on Phillip Island and Australia\’s Beaches

VicEmergency is a free source of emergency information for Victoria, from Emergency Management Victoria.

View the website and access the SmartPhone Apps.

Sun smart

In Australia, 15 minutes in the sun is sometimes all it takes for your skin to burn.

Protect yourself from Australia\’s strong sun in a few easy steps:

Slip on sun protective clothing
Slop on SPF 30+ broad spectrum sunscreen, at least 20 minutes before sun exposure, and reapply every two hours outdoors
Slap on a wide-brimmed hat that shades your face, neck and ears
Seek shade
Slide on sunglasses
Wear sunscreen, a hat, and goggles or sunglasses to block UV light and sun reflected off snow.