17 October 2018

A 10 year national study of overseas born drowning deaths

This report from Royal Life Saving examines the rate of overseas born drowning deaths in Australia between 2005-06 and 2014-15. It found that 27% of total drowning deaths over the past ten years involved people who were born overseas. This included recent arrivals, long-term residents, overseas tourists, international students, and those in Australia for work purposes. The report discusses a range of initiatives aimed at improving swimming skills and increasing water safety awareness among culturally diverse communities that will be introduced.