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Very informative. Very eye-opening. I personally have leant a lot and I have a lot of information to take away with me.

- Faten El Dana, Muslim Radio

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Rock Fishing Drowning Prevention Night

The Rock Fishing Drowning Prevention Night, hosted in Sydney's Bankstown, saw panelists and speakers discussing themes around drowning and drowning prevention and sharing personal experiences as rock fishers and front-line rescuers, all in the name of safety awareness within our diverse rock fishing communities. This event saw a coming together of communities, organisations and cultures in an event full of discussion and storytelling.

Led by guest MC, Hadi Thahar.

Hadi joins us as a rock fisher and rock fishing safety ambassador to lead and support discussions around rock fishing safety challenges and insights.


Highlights of the night!

Watch this short highlight video of the night or view the whole event below.

Watch the full event here.

Watch the full 2-hour event as filmed in Bankstown.

Featuring panelists & guest speakers:

Anthony Turner

Surf Lifesaving Illawarra

Bede Elphick

Sutherland Shire Council

Russel Agland

Port Kembla Water Police

Brianna Coyte

State Operations Centre SLSNSW

Turkan Aksoy

Welcoming Cities

Mandy Nour


Amr Sheiba

Community Rock Fisher

Alex Yu

Community Rock Fisher

Hongyang Geng

Community Rock Fisher

Mike Anderson

Surf Life Saving NSW

Chris Jacobson

Transport for NSW

Spyros Vasiliades

Australian Land Based Anglers Association

Mayor Carmelo Pesce

Sutherland Shire Council

George Mannah

Department of Primary Industries

Louise Lambeth

Children's Book Author
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It is fantastic. Brings us a lot of knowledge and awareness that we can take back to our communities.

- Ernest Yung, Chinese Australian Services Society

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