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Royal Life Saving Society Australia


Royal Life Saving national drowning report 2021

This report highlights research and analysis of fatal and non-fatal drowning across Australia between 1st July 2020 and 30th June 2021.

A 10 year national study of overseas born drowning deaths

This research report reveals that 27% of total drowning deaths over the past ten years involved people who were born overseas. This includes recent arrivals, long-term residents, overseas tourists, international students, and those in Australia for work purposes.

Royal Life Saving national drowning report 2017

This report examines the factors that contribute to drowning deaths in Australia by examining who, where, when and how people have drowned in Australian waterways over the last year.

Boating and watercraft drowning deaths: a 10 year analysis

This report shows that 473 people drowned in Australian waterways whilst participating in boating and watercraft activity over the past 10 years.

Drowning deaths in Australian rivers, creeks and streams: a 10 year analysis

735 people drowned in Australian rivers, creeks and streams between 2002 and 2012. Rivers claimed more lives than any other aquatic location across the same period.