Australian snakes are amongst the most venomous in the world. Snake bites
in Australia from land or sea snakes can be potentially fatal and you
should seek immediate medical assistance for all snake bites. While not
all snakes are venomous, it is difficult to reliably identify a snake;
hence all snake bites should be treated as being potentially dangerous.
If the person collapses or stops breathing, start resuscitation.
If snake bite occurs, keep in mind the following DOs & DON'Ts:
Panic or run
Attempt to catch the snake
Apply a tight tourniquet
Wash, suck or cut the bite site
First Aid for snake bite
Keep the person who has been bitten as still as possible. If possible,
lie the patient down to prevent walking or moving around.
Apply a pressure immobilisation bandage (preferably
use a wide elasticised bandage if available)
Keep still await the arrival of the ambulance for transport to the