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Essential First Aid for Australian Snakes: Comprehensive Guide by Beeline Training Academy

Essential First Aid for Australian Snakes: Comprehensive Guide by Beeline Training Academy

Australia: A haven of pristine beaches, unique fauna, and... snakes? Home to some of the world's most venomous snakes, it's vital to have knowledge about these serpents and the First Aid measures to administer if bitten. At the Beeline Training Academy, we pride ourselves on providing holistic education, including essential survival skills in the Australian wild. Let's shed light on the top ten most venomous Australian snakes and the much-discussed Red-bellied black snake.

🐍 Australia's Top 10 Venomous Snakes

Inland Taipan

Danger Level: Extremely High

Symptoms: Immediate pain, vomiting, abdominal pain, paralysis, and potential kidney damage.

Treatment: Apply the Pressure Immobilisation Technique (PIT) and seek immediate medical attention.

Eastern Brown Snake

Danger Level: Extremely High

Symptoms: Dizziness, collapse, convulsions, renal failure.

Treatment: PIT and urgent medical care.

Mainland Tiger Snake

Danger Level: Very High

Symptoms: Local pain, tingling, numbness, sweating, respiratory failure.

Treatment: Employ PIT and rush to a medical facility.

Coastal Taipan

Danger Level: Very High

Symptoms: Severe local pain, headache, vomiting, abdominal pain, paralysis.

Treatment: PIT and immediate medical intervention.

Black Tiger Snake

Danger Level: Very High

Symptoms: Local pain, numbness, sweating, paralysis.

Treatment: Use PIT and seek medical care.

Death Adder

Danger Level: High

Symptoms: Paralysis, impaired speech and vision.

Treatment: Apply PIT and get medical assistance.

Mulga Snake

Danger Level: High

Symptoms: Bite pain, headache, nausea, abdominal pain.

Treatment: Employ PIT and seek medical care.

Broad-headed Snake

Danger Level: Moderate to High

Symptoms: Severe headache, nausea, abdominal pain, sweating.

Treatment: PIT and prompt medical attention.


Danger Level: High

Symptoms: Collapse, abdominal pain, paralysis, bleeding.

Treatment: Apply PIT and immediately head to a hospital.

Lowlands Copperhead

Danger Level: High

Symptoms: Local pain, swelling, weakness, nausea.

Treatment: Use PIT and get medical help.

Red-bellied Black Snake

A distinct and beautifully marked snake, the Red-bellied black snake is often encountered but is less aggressive than often believed.

Danger Level: Moderate

Symptoms: Local pain, swelling, headache, nausea, muscle pain. Rarely kidney damage can occur.

Treatment: Apply PIT and see a medical professional.

Australia, with its breathtaking landscapes, also presents certain challenges in the form of its native wildlife. Knowledge of the local snake species and essential First Aid measures can be the difference between life and death. With the Beeline Training Academy, get empowered with the knowledge to tackle these unexpected encounters confidently.


David Every First Aid Trainer Brisbane

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