Visitors and Emergencies

Reporting an Emergency

Triple Zero (000) is the number to call when:

  • Someone is seriously injured or in need of urgent medical help
  • Your life or property is being threatened
  • You have just witnessed a serious accident or crime

Triple Zero (000) calls are free.

The operator can connect you to police, ambulance or the fire brigade.

How To Safely Enjoy Our Beaches

The most important flags on the beach are the red and yellow flags. These show the supervised area of the beach and that a lifesaving service is operating.
If there are no red and yellow flags, the beach is unpatrolled and you should not go swimming.

Red and Yellow Beach Flags

Never swim alone, at night, under the influence of alcohol or directly after a meal. Always check water depth before diving in and never run and dive into the water from the beach.

Brought to you by Lifesaving Victoria, BeachSafe includes the location, facilities, weather, conditions and lifesaving services for all Australian beaches to help you find the right beach. BeachSafe also provides expert advice about flags and signs, waves, rip currents, marine creatures, surf skills and more.

This section includes a series of multilingual videos that give you Surf Life Saving Australia's top five tips for visiting an Australian Beach.

BeachSafe is also available as an App.



Shark attacks in Victoria are uncommon, and there has been no fatality in this state for 30 years.

While the risk of shark attack is extremely low, it is important to be mindful of sharks when entering the water.

Visit Victorian Fisheries to learn more about sharks and what to do in the event of an attack. 


Driving Safely

In Australia we drive on the left hand side of two way roads. Ask passengers to remind you of this every time you set off andDrive on Left Sign when you are turning at an intersection. You should always use pedestrian crossings when possible and remember to look right, then left and then right again when you are walking across the street.

All drivers and passengers in the car must wear a seatbelt. Children under age 7 must be in a child restraint appropriate for the child’s size and weight.


National Parks

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

Visit Parks Victoria for more information.