Raising awareness of the red & yellow flags...

December 1st marks National Water Safety Day, a day we call RED & YELLOW DAY. On this day, we ask you to get involved and help us to spread the word about beach safety, coastal safety and water safety and the importance of staying between the red and yellow flags at the beach.

Our Surf Lifesavers wear red & yellow.

When you are at the beach Surf Lifesavers are there to help. Lifesavers come from many different backgrounds. They keep our beaches safe and if someone needs to be rescued they are trained to know what to do. Red & yellow flags tell you where to enter the water and this is where lifesavers will be if help is needed.

Stay between the red & yellow flags.

The space between the red & yellow flags is the safest place to enter the water. Weather you swim, wade or just like to be on the edge of the water, head to the red & yellow flags. This is where our lifesavers are and they will be able to help you if you need it.

Two lifesavers standing next to a red and yellow flag at the beach. What is a rip current?

Get ready for a summer at the beach...

Beach Safety Videos

Hear from our Lifesavers as they help you understand ways to stay safe at the beach.

Learn & Play Pages

Come and learn about beach safety in different languages.

Beach Safety Factsheets

Our fact sheets are available in many languages and have all they main informaton you need to know for a safe time at the beach.

Win a $500 Airbnb voucher!

Wear red & yellow on December 1st to raise awareness of the red & yellow flags. Take a photo of yourself and share on social media with the hash tags #red&yellow and #slsnsw and you could win a $500 Airbnb voucher. We are looking for the most fun and creative photos!

red selfie

We have many surf lifesavers from many different backgrounds. Come and meet them.

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