Kidsafe NSW promotes child injury prevention and education in an effort to preserve and protect the lives of our children.

News & Events

New mandatory standard- installation of window coverings

20 Nov 2014

The mandatory standard that deals with the installation services of window coverings was made on 28 March 2014. This regulation commences on 1 January 2015 - the new requirements do not apply until that date.

Family Day Care Safety Guidelines 6th Edition 2014

3 Sep 2014

The Family Day Care Safety Guidelines is a tool to assist home-based education and care service networks, coordination units and educators to create a safer environment for the children in their care.

NEW Australian Standard for Playground Equipment!

24 Apr 2014

Good News – more fun in the playground!
AS 4685:2014 Playground Equipment and Surfacing has been published!

Australia’s new standard for playground equipment is based on the European Standard and brings it in line with many other countries. This just released Standard takes account of specific Australian safety and design requirements relating to UV factors, movable equipment and the height regulations for upper body equipment. The standard provides playground owners and designers with greater flexibility and equipment choices.

Child Restraint Guidelines: Keeping children as safe as possible while travelling in a motor vehicle

26 Feb 2014

The National Guidelines for the Safe Restraint of Children Travelling in Motor Vehicles have been developed by Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and Kidsafe- The Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia.

Your guide to the best playgrounds

8 Jan 2014

Keep the holiday blues at bay and help your kids burn off the pudding with an action-packed day at the playground. Here are some of our top picks for a fun-filled day outdoors.

Pedestrian safety: a road safety manual for decision makers and practitioners

7 May 2013

Each year, more than 270 000 pedestrians lose their lives on the world's roads, while millions are left with injuries or permanent disabilities. Pedestrian safety: a road safety manual for decision-makers and practitioners, jointly developed by WHO, the FIA Foundation, the Global Road Safety Partnership and the World Bank, and many experts from around the world, provides practical information on how to plan, implement and evaluate a pedestrian safety programme.

It's Time to Register Your Pool!

29 Apr 2013

Pool Owners in NSW are required to undertake a self certification check and register their swimming pool on the NSW Government Swimming Pool Register Website. Changes in laws also apply with regard to pool inspections for rental properties, properties for sale and for pools in hotels and caravan parks.

New laws for windows in NSW strata buildings

14 Mar 2013

The NSW government has moved to prevent children falling from multi-storey homes by requiring all above ground windows to be fitted with locks or safety devices.

New Mandatory Standard for Baby Walkers

19 Feb 2013

The Commonwealth Assistant Treasurer has made a new mandatory safety standard for baby walkers which commences on 15 February 2013.