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Safety Information

At Burning Palms SLSC, we want to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable trip to the beach and surrounding coast. The following information is provided from the BEACHSAFE website.

Beach Safety

If you are not familiar with the beach, view the video on the following link by clicking HERE.

Some basic tips for beach safety are:

  1. Always swim between the red and yellow flags
  2. Read the safety signs
  3. Ask a lifeguard for safety advice
  4. Swim with a friend
  5. If you need help, stay calm and attract attention

More Beach Safety Information can be found at www.beachsafe.org.au

Rock Fishing

Rock Fishing can be dangerous. Before setting off, please be prepared. Multi-lingual information can also be found on this website. Some basic tips are:

BE SAFE – know the conditions

  • Fish only in places that you know are safe
  • Spend at least 30 minutes watching the wind and rain action
  • Know the tide and weather
  • Never fish alone
  • Tell someone where you are
  • If conditions worsen, find a calmer, more sheltered spot – or go home

BE PREPARED – take the right gear

  • Wear shoes with non-slip soles or cleats
  • Wear light clothing
  • Wear a life jacket, especially if you are not a good swimmer, or you are fishing alone
  • Carry a rope and a float with you

SURVIVE - Know what to do in the case of an emergency

  • Do NOT jump in if someone is washed into the water
  • Use your rope or something that floats to rescue the person
  • Dial 000 (or 112 – the international emergency service number for mobiles) on your mobile phone or go to get help
  • If you’re swept in, don’t panic. Stay calm and swim away from the rocks and either look for a safe place to come ashore, or wait for help to arrive
  • If there’s an Angel Ring nearby, know how to use it

Vital rock fishing information can be found by clicking HERE

Bush Walking

  • Always plan your trip carefully in advance.
  • Leave written details of your route and expected time of return with a responsible person.
  • Take your time; set a pace that the slowest member of your party can handle.
  • Make sure you have plenty of water, and that you know where fresh water is available along your track.
  • Always carry a well-equipped first aid kit.
  • Never light a campfire on a day of total fire ban.

Futher information can be found by clicking HERE