Water Safety Outdoors
Kids need constant supervision around water — whether the water is in a bathtub, a wading pool, an ornamental fish pond, a swimming pool, a spa, the beach, or a lake.
- Always stay within an arm’s reach of your child when he or she is in or near water
- Ensure that pool gates and fences are secure and in working order
- Gates should be self-closing and self-latching, and the latch should be out of kids' reach
Safe Barriers Save Lives
Kidsafe’s ‘Safe Barriers Save Lives’ Backyard Pool Safety campaign calls on all pool and spa owners to check the safety of their pool or spa barriers to assist in keeping children safe in and around water. Click 'Visit Website' to get your checklist
Home Pool Safety Checklist
Regular Maintenance and Inspections are essential to help ensure your pool is safe. Visit the website to download the Royal Life Saving Society Australia Home Pool Safety Checklist.
Protect your Pool - Protect your Kids
Visit this swimming pool fencing campaign from Kids Health at The Children's Hosptial at Westmead.
Kids can drown without a sound
‘Kids can drown without a sound!’ is a statewide water safety and drowning prevention campaign with a focus on inflatable and portable pools from Kids Health at The Children's Hosptial at Westmead.
Samuel Morris Foundation
The Samuel Morris Foundation (established in March 2007) is Australia’s first charity providing support services to children disabled by non-fatal drowning (or other hypoxic brain injuries), supporting their families, and preventing future drowning deaths and disabilities through drowning prevention education and awareness.