The Northern Territory has a magnificent coast, which some areas are swimmable through certain times of the year with the right precautions.

Many visitors to our beaches and waterways are unaware of the dangers they potentially face. The large tidal movement, treacherous rips and gutters and dangerous marine creatures can pose significant risks for inexperienced beachgoers.

Today, with ever increasing numbers of beachgoers it’s important to alert them to the dangers of the surf and beach environment.  Being beach safe is about understanding and recognising the potential dangers, learning how to avoid them and knowing how to help someone if they get into trouble.  It’s important to remember that if you follow some simple rules, everyone can enjoy the beach safely.

Surf Life Saving QLD experiences similar conditions to the Territory and have created a fantastic range of fact sheets to provide more beach safety information, and are available below to download.

Blue ring octopus

Cone shell


Sea snakes