Australian Bites and Stings

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About this app

Australia is home to some of the world’s most venomous creatures. Learn more about them and what to do in an emergency situation if you, or someone with you is bitten or stung.

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

The App includes:
• First Aid instructions on what to do if bitten or stung by a venomous creature.
• A step-by-step guide to DRSABCD and the Pressure Immobilisation Technique, including expert commentary.
• Information about venomous creatures with maps showing how they may be distributed around Australia.
• 'Be Prepared', 'Bush Safety' and 'Beach Safety' information with a checklist of essentials for when you venture out.
• Audio resuscitation guide.
• Emergency services call button, including what3words location finder.
• Find my location.

Please note: This guide has been designed to provide information 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 published by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC). 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.

Authorship and review contributions outlined in the credits section of the app.

Fifth Edition © 2022 Seqirus™ is a trademark of Seqirus UK Limited or its affiliates. Seqirus (Australia) Pty Ltd. ABN 66 120 398 067. Melbourne, Victoria. Date of preparation October 2022. ANZ-AVAT-22-0030.

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.
Updated on
6 Nov 2023

Data safety

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Location, Messages and Device or other IDs
No data collected
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Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

214 reviews
Ian Gailer
11 September 2023
Doesn't seem to have improved the cluttered, difficult to follow home page or exit plan since previous reviews in 2020! To much to struggle through to be useful in an emergency. Exit the app? Oh no you're not allowed to do that! Most apps exit by 2 backups, but not this one- that does nothing. Such potential but seems to be miss i ng the essential support to update it.
4 people found this review helpful
Jamie Bennett
6 November 2023
Muddled layout would be confusing in an actual emergency. The content is all there, but the navigation is not intuitive. This app should be tested with a few first aid trainers in simulated first aid conditions to then improve it. Also the video doesn't work and no idea how to shut it down! Hope there is an update soon.
3 people found this review helpful
Angela Harders
2 February 2021
Just installed this app and find it unclear to navigate and get quick, relevant information. The home page is cluttered so would take ages to get to what you'd need if someone was bitten or stung. It should be clear and easy to find advice, especially for tourists. I could not exit from Android easily - seems its been designed with iOS in mind and Android users just have to work it out. This app has the potential to SAVE LIVES and if it's simplified, I'm sure it will.
21 people found this review helpful

What's new

- Geolocation with What3Words address
- Terms and conditions
- General performance enhancement