Enjoy the Long Weekend

Article from East Gippsland Neighbourhood Watch

Living in the Gippsland area, people are spoilt for beautiful places to swim, with lakes, ocean and rivers a plenty.

Unfortunately there have been a few near drownings which has prompted Victoria Police to remind water users of some safety tips to keep out of trouble while swimming.

  • At the beach, swim between the red and yellow flags
  • Be aware and prepared before entering the water
  • Never swim along
  • Supervise children and those vulnerable closely around the water
  • Don’t drink alcohol while swimming or boating
  • Wear a life jacket when boating – it is the most important piece of safety equipment
  • Carry a mobile phone or marine radio
  • Get a weather forecast before you go out
  • If in doubt – don’t go out


There are so many fantastic events on in and around the Gippsland Lakes this weekend. Enjoy them and stay safe.