Welcome to Australian Bites & Stings
Download the Australian Bites and Stings App to be prepared this Summer
The 2023 National Venomous Bites and Stings Day is on Thursday 9 November aiming to inform Australians on what to do if they are bitten or stung by one of our country’s wonderful and whacky venomous creatures over Summer.
Almost 1 in 3 Australians (28%) say they or someone they know has been bitten or stung by a venomous creature.1 And with many Australians reporting encounters with venomous creatures in their homes, backyards, toilets, and at the beach, it’s important we all have up to date knowledge of first aid for venomous bites and stings.
Would you, your family or friends know what to do if bitten or stung by a venomous creature?
Download the resources below (now available in over 10x languages) and join the conversation with everyday Aussies and leading organisations working together to ensure we all have the knowledge of the correct first aid for venomous bites and stings.
Australian Bites and Stings App for the General Public
Download the free Australian Bites and Stings App to stay up to date with the latest information on Australia’s venomous creatures. Now with a geolocation feature that allows you to share your coordinates with emergency services if you have at least one bar of coverage.
Download the educational posters here to brush up on the correct first aid for the different Australian venomous creatures you might encounter over Summer and share them at your school or in your workplace. Now available in over 10 languages including English, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Traditional Chinese, Greek, Korean, Italian, Punjabi, Latin American Spanish, Thai.
First Aid with DRS ABCD!
An A3 poster that outlines the step by step first aid process using DRS ABCD.
First Aid for Bites and Stings
An A3 poster that highlights the appropriate first aid to apply according to the type of venomous creature.
Pressure Immobilisation Technique (PIT)
An A3 poster that provides a step-by-step guide to the Pressure Immobilisation Technique (PIT).
Educational materials available in over 10 languages. Download the first aid posters by clicking on the preferred language below:
Meet our 2023 Ambassadors
The 2023 National Venomous Bites and Stings Day is championed by Australian professional basketball team, the Cairns Taipans, who being based in regional Queensland, see how important it is for Australians to be prepared for encounters with venomous creatures. Hear from the Cairns Taipans on how they stay prepared.
Real Life Stories
Hear from everyday Aussies on their experience encountering Australia’s venomous creatures and why it’s important to be prepared.
National Venomous Bites and Stings Day is sponsored by the Australian Government in partnership with CSL Seqirus.
Thanks to our 2023 campaign partners
- CSL Seqirus Commissioned Survey – October 2023. Nationally representative sample of 1004 Australian adults. Data on file.