Please familiarise yourself with the following road safety rules for drivers and pedestrians in Australia:
- Drivers must always keep to the left hand side of the road.
- Pedestrians should always look right first before crossing a road.
- Seat belts and child restraints must be worn by all vehicle occupants.
- Always carry a copy of your driver’s licence in English.
- Do not drive faster than the speed limit signs allow, and drive slower in rain or fog.
- Drinking alcohol and then driving is not advised. For experienced drivers the blood alcohol level is 0.05. Provisional drivers and young drivers may not have any alcohol before driving.
- Fatigue causes many crashes in Australia. When driving long distances, stop and rest every two hours.
Staying Safe At The Beach
- Protect yourself from the sun: Always wear a hat, sunglasses, a shirt and SPF 30+ sunscreen and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
- Smoking and drinking alcohol is not allowed on the beach.
- Never leave your valuables unattended.
- Only swim between the red and yellow flags.
- Never swim where you see the ‘Dangerous Current’ sign or when the beach is closed.
- If in trouble, raise one arm to attract the lifeguard's attention.
Throughout the country, 000 is the number to phone for all police, medical, fire, and other emergencies.