Adult items

Adult content games and films

keep them locked up and out of children’s reach.

Alcohol, cigarettes and drugs

keep them locked up and out of children’s reach. 

Personal items

keep them locked up and out of children’s reach. 


Many day-to-day items can be used as a weapon, however, some homes actually have firearms, swords, martial arts weapons and specialty knives or daggers. Most of these need to be licensed, used only at special venues, transported and stored in a particular manner. Do not allow your children to play with weapons or show their friends. Practice safety precautions as instructed by the appropriate authority, ensuring weapons are correctly maintained and licenses renewed.

Featured home safety resources

 Wherever you are in Australia, these featured resources are available nationally.

Please navigate through the subsections above to find more local or specific contacts.

National contacts

This is a brief list of organisations listed throughout the Safe section, which provide a national emergency or safety service. For specific services or to see what’s available in a local area please browse the subsections in the menu above.

000 Triple Zero emergency

Ambulance, Fire, Police

Poisons Information

24 hour

State Emergency Services

24 hour

Translating and Interpreting Service

24 hour

State and local areas

Alcoholics Anonymous

24 hour

Crime Stoppers

24 hour

Kids Help Line

24 hour


24 hour

Emergency contact list

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Also see >

Emergency and advice

– Contacts and resources


– Counselling


– Relationships

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Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Children's Guide acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.