Health and Safety

Make holiday memories for all the right reasons and stay safe while travelling.

Surf and Water Safety

The Moreton Bay Region has many popular and beautiful beaches. But, although beautiful, these beaches can hold hidden dangers in the form of strong currents, marine stingers and beach conditions that can change dramatically.

Popular beaches are usually patrolled by volunteer life savers from October to April and red and yellow flags mark the safest area for swimming. Exercise a high degree of caution and safety and be sure to always swim between these flags, swim with other people and never under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Make sure that you keep a look out for safety signs and obey these at all times.

If you do get into trouble, stick your hand up, stay calm and call for help.

For more detailed information visit Surf Life Saving Australia

For more information about marine stingers visit Queensland Government website

Emergency Services

000 is the number for all emergency services in Australia. An operator will connect you to police, ambulance or the fire brigade. You should only call 000 in an emergency.

Public hospitals are located in Redcliffe and Caboolture.

Private hospitals and 24 hour medical centres are located throughout the Moreton Bay Region.

For more health and hospital information visit Queensland Health or phone 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

Road Safety

If you plan on driving in Australia, you must hold a valid international driving permit accompanied by the drive licence issued in the country you live.

Please follow these simple road safety tips to help make your driving holiday in Australia safe and enjoyable:

  • Keep Left – Australians drive on the left side of two-way roads
  • Seatbelts – must be worn at all times by all passengers in the car
  • Child Restraints – Children under age 7 must be in a child restaurant appropriate for the child’s size and weight
  • Road Signs – Obey these at all times and make sure you understand these before starting your journey
  • Speed Limits – Are strictly enforced. The speed limit is the maximum speed permitted on that road and you must not drive above the speed limit at any time. Heavy fines and penalties are applied if you are caught
  • Alcohol and Drugs – Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is extremely dangerous and there are serious penalties for anyone caught doing so. Drivers are not permitted to drive a car if the blood alcohol level is 0.05 per cent or higher. If you hold a probationary or provisional driver’s licence, your blood alcohol level must be zero at all times. Driving under the influence of drugs is illegal
  • Mobile Phone – Use of a handheld mobile phone when driving is prohibited. Serious penalties are applied if you are caught