Beach safety in 15 languages

Waverley Council has produced translations of key beach safety messages in 15 languages. The safety messages are translated from English in a simple, one-page, printable document for each of the 15 languages.

Stay safe at the beach:

  • Protect yourself from the sun. Always wear a hat, sunglasses, a shirt and factor 30+ sunscreen. Drink plenty of water.
  • Smoking and alcohol are 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.

The following water safety signs are also explained for each of the languages:

Red and yellow flagsSwimming area. Swim between the red and yellow flags.

Dangerous currentDangerous current. Do not swim.

Danger - beach closedDanger! Beach closed - no swimming.

Beware of shore breakBeware of shore break.

BluebotttlesWarning - bluebottles (stinging jellyfish).

No surfboard ridingNo surfboard riding.

Surfboards permittedSurfboard riding permitted.

Raise one armIf in trouble, raise one arm to attract attention.

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