There were 291 drowning deaths in Australian waterways between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2013. The number of people drowning in Australia has increased this year and is the highest number seen since 2009/10. Swimming pools accounted for 61 per cent of drowning deaths in children aged 0-4. This highlights the need for a secure pool/spa fence that complies with the BCA codes.
View a copy of the National Drowning Report for 2013.