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Visitors & 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.

Sample Emergency Markers

Emergency Markers

Emergency markers assist in emergency services finding your exact location faster.
Emergency markers are three letters and three numbers and are usually located at beach entrances, waterways, walking tracks and open spaces.

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 services is operating.

If there are no red and yellow flags, you should not go swimming.

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.

Always Swim Between the Flags


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

Drive on the Left in Australia

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 and 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.

Interpreting Service

• Immediate phone interpreting service (24 hours, every day of the year) Phone 131 450
• ATIS Voice phone interpreting service (24 hours, every day of the year): Phone 1800 131 450

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.

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