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31 Jan 2024

Royal Life Saving teams up with Australian government to tackle Drowning Prevention

Drowning Prevention
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At Royal Life Saving NSW, we believe in the power of communities coming together to create safer aquatic environments. Towards the end of 2023, we had the privilege of hosting our Drowning Prevention Workshop for the Hawkesbury community and neighbouring LGA's, uniting government, emergency services, aquatic industry and local community under a common cause to reduce drowning incidents in the region. 


The workshop was delivered by Royal Life Saving NSW as part of Inland Communities Water Safety Program with the support of the Royal Life Saving Society – Australia and the Australian Government. 



Drowning prevention is not just an issue; it's a critical concern that demands a collaborative and holistic approach. Together, we are working towards building safer and more inclusive water environments. 


Our Event Objectives:  

  • Address complex problems that require an adaptive and systematic approach within the support of a strong legal framework. 

  • Motivating individuals and communities to change their behaviour through context appropriate information. 

  • Present research, policy and practice that aim to provide insights and address the issues. 

  • Facilitate setting a collective agenda and action for the Hawkesbury region and neighbouring LGA’s. 

  • Engage, collaborate and strengthen partnerships with key stakeholders. 

This event was the fifth event of its kind hosted by Royal Life Saving over the past 15 months, with previous workshops making a positive impact in Albury-Wodonga, Western Sydney, Tasmania, and now, the Hawkesbury. 

As we plan our events for 2024, Royal Life Saving is committed to continuing these critical workshops to engage with communities and key stakeholders throughout NSW, ACT and TAS on inland water safety and drowning prevention initiatives.  

 

For updates on upcoming event dates and locations, visit our Events Page or subscribe to our Monthly E News. 

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