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Personal Security, Dangers and Warnings in Coolangatta-Tweed Heads Region

Coolangatta-Tweed Heads is a beautiful region that borders between Queensland and New South Wales. With its stunning beaches, parks, and other landmarks, it is a popular destination for tourists from around the world. However, like any other tourist spot, the region has its own set of dangers and warnings that you should be aware of while visiting.


The following are some of the dangers that tourists and locals should be aware of:

  • Rip Currents: The beaches in the region are known for their strong rip currents, which can be extremely dangerous for swimmers. Always swim between the flags, and if you are a weak or non-swimmer, stay in the shallows.
  • Sunburn: The Australian sun can be very strong and cause severe sunburn, even on cloudy days. Always protect your skin with sunscreen, hats, and appropriate clothing.
  • Shark Attacks: Although rare, shark attacks can occur in the waters of the region. Always swim in patrolled areas and follow the advice of lifeguards.
  • Stingers: During some months of the year, box jellyfish and other stingers can be found in the waters. Always check for warning signs and don't swim in areas where stingers are present.
  • Pollution: Sometimes, the ocean or rivers in the region can become polluted with bacteria or other toxins. Always check for warning signs before swimming or fishing and follow the advice of local authorities.


The following are some warnings that you should be aware of when visiting the region:

  • Crime: Like any other tourist spot, thieves and pickpockets can be a problem in the region. Always keep your valuables safe, and don't leave them unattended at the beach or in your car.
  • Traffic: As a popular tourist spot, the roads in the area can become congested, especially during holidays and peak season. Always drive carefully and be aware of other road users.
  • Weather: The region can experience extreme weather conditions, including heavy rains, floods, and bushfires. Always check the weather forecast and stay alert for any warnings or evacuation notices.
  • COVID-19: Like the rest of the world, COVID-19 has affected travel within the region. Always follow the latest health advice from the Australian Government and local authorities.

Emergency Services

If you are experiencing an emergency while visiting the region, please call:

  • Police, Fire, and Ambulance: 000
  • SES (State Emergency Service): 132 500
  • Poisons Information Centre: 13 11 26

For more information on personal security, dangers, and warnings in the region, please visit the following Australian Government websites:

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