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How can seasickness be prevented?

Page last updated 07 July 2020

There are some tips to avoiding seasickness you might like to try:

  • Try look at a stationary object (e.g. the horizon, or something on land).
  • Position yourself where you will experience the least motion (e.g. centre of a ship).
  • Try closing your eyes to reduce the sensory confusion.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Get plenty of fresh air. 
  • Use relaxation techniques to stay calm and relaxed.

There are also medications available to prevention of seasickness. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor before you travel.

Sources & Citations

  1. Victoria State Government. Better Health Channel. Motion sickness. Available at: (accessed 17 June 2020).


MAT-AU-2000132 - Date of preparation June 2020