Let’s work together to help protect Australians
We share this country with some of the world’s most venomous creatures. Australia’s successful management of venomous bites and stings is the result of everyone playing their part – from first aid training providers to ambulances and hospital staff that attend to victims in an emergency.
In Australia, important partnerships and training behind the scenes help keep Australians safe - the Government, universities, industry, specialists in toxicology and toxinology, and of course our nurses and emergency physicians on the front line.
It’s important for all Australians and visitors to know the correct first aid to apply in case of a bite or sting from a venomous creature while out on an adventure, or even around the home!
Applying the correct first aid in the moments between getting bitten or stung by a venomous creature and receiving professional medical care is critical – it could even be the difference between life or death.
Would you know what to do if you, or someone with you, is bitten or stung by a venomous creature?
For healthcare professionals
Register with your AHPRA number on the healthcare professional portal to access dedicated online clinical resources developed with experts to support education on venomous bites and stings management.
For general public
The Bites & Stings App is free and provides information on Australia’s unique venomous creatures and the correct first aid to apply to a venomous bite or sting - available on your mobile, even when you’re offline.
Join the Venomous Bites and Stings Day Campaign and download materials for your organisation to raise awareness of the need for education around venomous first aid.
National Awareness Day in November
Experts and our ambassadors are calling on Australians to remember venomous first aid before adventuring outdoors. Join us in celebrating the Australian outdoors safely this summer and hear from the Cairns Taipans on how they stay prepared.
Refresh your first aid knowledge by downloading the first aid for venomous bites and stings posters and worksheets. These materials support engagement around venomous first aid knowledge and are designed for use in classrooms or other public education settings.
Now available in over 10 languages.
Australian Bites and Stings For Healthcare Professionals
Register now to access an online clinical resource developed alongside experts to support education on venomous bites & stings and antivenom products.