If you have been bitten by a snake or spider, please follow the below first-aid techniques and go straight to hospital. Do not attempt to identify the species before going to hospital, they can do tests there to determine the species.

First Aid For All Venomous Snakes And Funnel Web Spiders

  1. Keep the bite victim calm and immobile.
  2. Apply a pressure-immobilisation bandage to the bite site and the adjacent limb. This should be the same tension/tightness as a sprain. Wrap around the bite site 3 times and then wrap the rest of the limb. For example, a bite on the finger should be treated by bandaging the finger first and then the entire arm.
  3. Further restrict movement by applying a splint (only if option is nearby).
  4. Go straight to hospital.

First Aid For Red Back Spiders

  1. Keep the bite victim calm and immobile.
  2. Apply ice pack to the bite site to reduce the pain.
  3. Go straight to hospital.
  4. DO NOT use the Pressure Immobilisation Technique. 

How To Wrap A Pressure-Immobilisation Bandage