In addition to the fact sheets below there are a number of other resources which are free or able to be purchased at a nominal fee (excluding postage and handling) through our online shop. To see a full list of our child safety resources click here.
Cycling is a fun activity which the whole family can enjoy. This fact sheet provides key information to help you and your child stay safe whilst cycling, including understanding road rules, the use of safety equipment, as well as a bike safety checklist.
Bicycle Safety Fact Sheet (428 KB)
Child Car Restraints
A correctly fitted and used child car restraint appropriate for the child’s age and size, can significantly reduce the risk of serious injury or death in road crashes. When choosing a restraint you need to ensure the restraint suits your child, car and individual needs.
Child Car Restraints Fact Sheet (392 KB)
Tragically one child is accidentally run over in their own driveway every week in Australia. Four-wheel drive vehicles are not the only vehicles involved, with many popular family sedans also having extensive blind spots. Young children are naturally inquisitive and want to see what is going on. They move surprisingly fast and can run into the path of a moving vehicle without warning.
Driveway Safety Fact Sheet (290 KB)
Leaving children unattended in the car, even for a short time, can be FATAL. Young children are at risk of dehydration, heatstroke, hyperthermia, and asphyxia; which can all lead to death. This fact sheet outlines the risk of leaving a child unattended in a hot car, the laws which govern this, as well as safety tips for travelling in hot cars.
Hot Cars Fact Sheet (207 KB)
Pedestrian injury is one of the leading causes of child injury death in Australia. Roads are designed with adults in mind, but children are not ‘little adults’. They are less well developed physically, cognitively and in terms of their traffic experience. This fact sheet provides guidelines to help keep children safe as pedestrians from birth to 13 years of age.
Pedestrian Safety Fact Sheet (304 KB)
Small Wheeled Devices: Skateboards, Inline Skates, Roller Skates and Micro-Scooters
Roller skaters, skateboarders, and scooter riders are permitted to use footpaths and shared paths. Falls are the most common cause of injury to children when using these items. This fact sheet provides information on how to reduce the likelihood of injuries occurring when using these items, including features to look for when purchasing these items, as well as what safety equipment should be used.
Small Wheeled Devices Fact Sheet (207 KB)
Smart Steps: Passenger Safety Activity Card
Safety whilst travelling in the car is paramount. There are things we can all do to ensure we get to our destination safely. This fun and interactive activity card outlines key passenger safety messages for you and your child whilst travelling in the car. These include why everyone needs to buckle up on every trip, using the car Safety Door, sitting quietly and not distracting the driver is a safe thing to do and where to stand when you get out of the car. Click here to learn more about passenger safety messages from SDERA's Smart Steps program.
Smart Steps: Play Safety Activity Card
Roads, driveways, car parks, footpaths or around farm machinery are not safe places for young children to play. This fun and interactive activity card helps you to choose safer playing messages for your child. Click here to learn more about safer playing messages from SDERA's Smart Steps program.