Australia’s most popular beaches are usually patrolled by lifeguards from October to April. The indication of the safest areas for bathing takes place through the display of red and yellow flags and it is always advisable to swim within these monitored areas.
Popular bathing spots in Australia also include many lakes, springs and rivers. Pay attention to the signs displayed at the entrance to the area that indicate any bathing conditions or inquire online on the website of the local authorities before visiting the resort.
For information on risks due to the presence of jellyfish and crocodiles in Far North Queensland, visit the Queensland Government .
How strong is the sun in Australia?
Solar radiation is extremely intense in Australia, so it’s important to protect your skin during the day, especially when traveling, when you’ll typically spend a lot of time outdoors admiring the country’s natural wonders. We recommend using SPF 50+ sunscreen and wearing a hat, sunglasses and long sleeves wherever possible.