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Queensland’s beautiful beaches are famous across the world, but it’s important to recognise the surf can be a dangerous place at times. In fact, in the past ten years there have been 78 drownings on Queensland beaches and, of these, 38 were international tourists or migrants. Surf Life Saving Queensland’s On The Same Wave program seeks to save lives through education, engaging with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and providing them with vital surf safety information in their primary language. As part of the initiative, this year SLSQ will be providing UQ’s international students with access to free information sessions and translated resources to equip them with the information and awareness to protect themselves and others in the surf, and ensure their next trip to the beach is memorable for all the right reasons.

Beachsafe App

SLSA provides a free mobile app for iPhone and Android devices called Beachsafe, available in 72 languages, for download which allows users to obtain real-time beach safety information and conditions for over 12,000 Australian beaches.

Visit Beachsafe

 

Note: This event has two sessions due to venue capacity. Students will only have to attend one of the sessions.