Fact Sheets

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.

Bicycle Safety

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 Bicycle Safety Fact Sheet (412 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 Child Car Restraints Fact Sheet (381 KB)

Driveway Safety

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 Driveway Safety Fact Sheet (292 KB)

Hot Cars

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 Hot Cars Fact Sheet (242 KB)

Pedestrian Safety

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 Pedestrian Safety Fact Sheet (291 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 Small Wheeled Devices Fact Sheet (192 KB)