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Water Safety Week: Online reaches diverse backgrounds to share important messages

As we head into the Christmas and New Year period, we are reminded of the importance of water safety whether it be whilst boating, at the beach, at the pool, or in and around inland waterways.

As members of the South East Sydney Multicultural Water Safety Committee, Royal Life Saving NSW helped to deliver a fun-filled week of water safety webinars targeted at culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and each session is now available for your customers and communities to access for free!

With over 400 community members, including primary school children and TAFE students participating in the webinar series, the committee felt it was important for the wider community to have access to these webinars and resources as well.

If you know of a community group interested in water safety, workshop recordings are available for viewing now:

A huge congratulations to all the representatives of the South East Sydney Multicultural Water Safety Committee and a big thank you to all community members who participated. Many participants expressed their keen interest in further workshops, feeling more confident in practicing water safety measures.

Royal Life Saving Cultural Engagement Coordinator, Lauren Battaglia, attended all the sessions and was proud of the engagement with the community. “The water safety week webinar series was a fantastic example of industry and community collaboration. All members of the South East Sydney Water Safety Committee worked together to deliver a well-rounded set of sessions for the community to share key water safety messages,” said Ms. Battaglia.

“We were able to reach primary school students, adults and TAFE students from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Each presenter was passionate about their session and delivered relevant and interesting information.”

For further information, contact RLSNSW Cultural Engagement Coordinator, Lauren Battaglia | laurenbattaglia@royalnsw.com.au


The South East Sydney Multicultural Water Safety Committee includes representatives from Surf Life Saving NSW, Royal Life Saving NSW, Randwick City, Waverley, Bayside, Georges River, Sutherland Shire Councils, Advance Diversity Services (ADS), Asian Women at Work Inc, Gymea Community Aid and Information Service, Kogarah Community Services and TAFE NSW.

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