First aid basics
First aid covers how to help an injured or sick person in the first minutes after the event. Learn about the DRSABCD action plan and where to learn first aid.
First aid kits
An organised and properly stocked first aid kit can give you peace of mind in a medical emergency.
Bitten by a spider? Not sure what to do? This article explains the best first aid treatment depending on the type of spider involved.
It can be difficult to know if a sting from a plant is dangerous or not. This article explains the best first aid treatment depending on the plant involved.
About 100 Australian snakes are venomous. Although only 12 are likely to inflict a wound that could kill you. Learn about first aid for snake bites.
Many chemicals can cause serious burns to the skin and a chemical burn should be treated as a medical emergency. Learn how to do first aid while awaiting help.
Facial injury treatments
If you have a facial injury, you can easily treat a minor wound or cut. However, a larger or deep wound or cut will need medical attention.
Wound, cut and graze treatments
Information about wound care, plus self-care advice for cuts and grazes and when to speak to a doctor for further medical attention
How to perform CPR
CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). Find out how to do it, when to do it, and get information on training.
A black eye is a bruise in the tissues around the eye. It’s a good idea to get it checked by a doctor in case it’s a symptom of a more serious eye injury.