Parks and playgrounds

Parks and playgrounds offer a diversity of activities for kids to take part in including swing sets, cycle paths, sports fields and courts and BBQ areas. Some don’t allow animals while others specifically have off-leash areas. Identify a park which is suitable for your child’s age, particularly if you feel safer with soft fall, fences and straps on swings for your toddlers. Follow marked cycle paths, stay within the speed limit, watch for other cyclists or pedestrians and wear helmets or protective sports guards. Keep children away from BBQ’s and be cautious around strange animals. If park equipment has been broken or vandalised report it to your local council.

Featured  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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Emergency and advice

– Contacts and resources


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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.