Wiruna Remoteness and Safety Procedures


Please note that the site is remote and it takes some 45 minutes for an ambulance to get there. If you are attending the site for any purpose, and you have some known medical condition(s), please find a "buddy" on site and make sure they know about your condition and how to administer assistance in the case of an emergency. It is in your best interest to leave an emergency contact number (i.e. the number of someone off-site) with your buddy or the Vice-President Wiruna (who is normally in attendance) in case someone needs to contact others on your behalf.

Site Induction

First-time visitors to the site, on a regular new-Moon weekend, may receive or request a safety briefing (delivered by a committee member or experienced society member) covering:

  1. The location of safety information in the Meeting Hall, including:
    • Flip-Chart (site hazards, fire procedures, emergency contacts, emergency evacuation procedure, basic site map);
    • Detailed site maps;
    • Regional topographic maps;
    • Loud hailer and procedure to sound alarm over the PA;
    • First aid kits, and minor injuries kit.
  2. The four locations of fire extinguishers on the site.
  3. Information about the unfenced dam, snakes and spiders and seasonal site hazards (detailed in the Flip-Chart).
  4. The location of the Emergency Assembly Point and the means of alerting people on site to any emergency with a siren.
  5. The anticipated procedure if an evacuation ever becomes necessary (refer Flip-Chart).

All visitors to the Annual South Pacific Star Party will receive a copy of the Wiruna Safety Information Brochure at Check-In, and will be prompted at Check-In to read and understand the document.

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