Australian Bites and Stings

Australia is home to many of the world’s most venomous creatures. Learn more about Australia’s venomous creatures and what to do if you are bitten or stung. Download the Australian bites & stings app and be prepared before you head out into Australia’s great outdoors!

The Australian bites & stings app is a must-have for families, travellers, outdoor enthusiasts, teachers, emergency medicine professionals and anyone working

This app has been prepared especially for Australia by Seqirus – one of the world’s few manufacturers of antivenoms – with the expert assistance of the Australian Venom Research Unit (AVRU).

The app includes:
• A ‘Be Prepared’ checklist to equip you with the essentials before you venture out into Australia’s great outdoors.
• Instructions on what to do if you are bitten or stung.
• Emergency services call button.
• A guide to basic first aid, including the Pressure Immobilisation Technique method.
• A guide to venomous snake species and their distribution in Australia.
• Information on spiders, aquatic creatures, jellyfish and insects & creepy crawlies.
• Audio Resuscitation guide.

Download the free Australian bites & stings app today.

Please note: Information contained in this guide has been designed to provide
assistance for the general public on Australian venomous creatures. This guide
is specific to Australian fauna, and is based on local resuscitation and envenoming first aid management guidelines. The information provided is to be used as a reference
only and not intended as a substitute for professional first aid training and techniques.
Call 000 to seek urgent medical advice or assistance.

Second edition critical review contributions:
Assoc Prof Bill Nimorakiotakis, Epworth Hospital

First edition authorship contributions:
Assoc Prof Bill Nimorakiotakis, Epworth Hospital
Dr Kenneth Winkel, Australian Venom Research Unit (AVRU)

First edition critical review contributions:
Assoc Prof Jim Tibballs,
Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
Dr David Porter, Life Saving Victoria
Dr Peter Fenner, James Cook University
Prof John Pearn, Royal Children's Hospital Brisbane
Assoc Prof Julian White, Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide

Photos credited to:
Peter Mirtschin, Venom Supplies
Ken Walker, Museum Victoria
Robert Raven, Queensland Museum
Peter Fenner, James Cook University
Lisa Gerschwin, Australian Marine Stinger Advisory Services
B. Livett, The University of Melbourne
Assoc Prof Julian White, Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Assoc Prof Jamie Seymour, Director, Tropical Australian Stinger Research Unit, James Cook University, Cairns
Morgan Talbot (photo obtained courtesy of Australian Museum)
Dr Sandra Rennie (photo obtained courtesy of Dr Ken Winkel, AVRU)
Greg Calvert (sea snake images)
Alberto Romeo (mauve stinger jellyfish image)
Mike Johnston (sea nettle jellyfish image)
Gary Stephenson (various snakes)
Shane Black (various snakes)

Third Edition © 2018 Seqirus™ is a trademark of Seqirus UK Limited or its affiliates. Seqirus (Australia) Pty Ltd. ABN 66 120 398 067. 63 Poplar Road Parkville, Victoria 3052. Date of preparation August 2018. SEQ/AVAT/0818/0075

This guide is copyright. Apart from any fair dealings for the purposes of private study or use, criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part may be reproduced by any process without written permission by Seqirus Pty Ltd.
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What's New

- AVRU logo update
- General bug fixes
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Additional Information

October 22, 2019
Current Version
Requires Android
4.4 and up
Content Rating
Offered By
Healthy limited
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