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Health Priorities in Australia: Injury

Year 12 PDHPE



Kidsafe was first established in 1979 as the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia (CAPFA). State divisions were established soon after. The name Kidsafe was adopted nationally in 1993. In July 2003, the Foundation adopted a federated structure, with each of the state branches becoming independently Incorporated Associations.

Campaign Videos

Safe Sport for Kids

Australian sport is great. Australian sport for Australian kids is really great. Sports injuries in Australian kids is not so great, and in fact it is getting more and more common. Fortunately many severe sports injuries are preventable. Just a few simple, regular and inexpensive exercises are all that is required. If you didn't realize that, you are not alone. In fact, awareness of both the problem and the solution is the biggest battle we face to make sports safe for kids.

Surf Lifesaving NSW


Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has partnered with Melanoma Foundation ambassador and Olympic Gold Medallist, Stephanie Rice, to star alongside the Minions from Despicable Me 2 in a new, national sun safety campaign. Stephanie Rice has enlisted the help of the Minions to provide some easy-to-understand tips that Aussie kids can follow to ensure they're protected from harmful UV rays when outdoors this summer. While most sun safety campaigns out there put the onus on parents, Stephanie has teamed up with the adorable Minions to speak directly to kids, using characters to help deliver this important message in a way that kids will find fun and memorable.

Surf Livesaving Australia Safety Campaign

Department of Health

Injury is a major cause of preventable death and disability in Australia. Whether intended or accidental, most physical injuries can be prevented by identifying their causes and removing these, or reducing people’s exposure to them.


The Australasian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN) is the peak body advocating for injury prevention and safety promotion in Australasia.The AIPN represents the growing industry of injury prevention and safety promotion researchers and practitioners around Australasia whilst advocating to raise the profile, and influence change, in this important area of public health.

Kids Alive

In 1988 to combat drowning, Laurie Lawrence created the Kids Alive – Do the Five water safety program. The Kids Alive community service program educates the public on five important steps to reduce the risk of preschool drowning.

Safe Work Australai


The Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) is a not for profit organisation dedicated to reducing road fatalities and injuries. It achieves this through innovative road safety awareness programs, driver education, advocacy, research and community engagement.  Driving the safety of every road user, every day, to achieve a significant year-on-year reduction in road deaths and injuries nationally.