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 ‘Preparation and Planning’ 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.
• State by state guide to venomous snake locations.
• 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.
Alia Pooley, Seqirus Pty Ltd
Second edition reviewers:
Bill Nimorakiotakis, AVRU
David Crump, Seqirus Pty Ltd
Roshnee Randhawa, Seqirus Pty Ltd
First edition authors:
Rachel Jensen, CSL Limited
Bill Nimorakiotakis, AVRU
Maria Kouvelis, bioCSL
Tim Carroll, CSL Limited
Kenneth Winkel, AVRU
Andra McClure, bioCSL
First edition reviewers:
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 Childrens Hospital, Adelaide
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
Second Edition © 2016 Seqirus Pty Ltd, 63 Poplar Rd, Parkville VIC 3052 Australia.
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Date of preparation: January 2013. SEQAVAT10160017