Personal property, finances and medication


Calculating – can your child “do the math”?

Friends – will your child lend them money, does your child’s budget under or over-exceed that of their peers?

Pocket money – will they be required to prepare a budget or keep a list of how it is spent?

Security – how will they ensure that money won’t get lost?

Shopping – If you send them out for bread and milk and a large note, will they know to wait for change?

Value – at fetes, fairs or markets, do they know the value of goods and can avoid being “ripped off”?

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

View details and download

Identifying abuse and

mandatory reporting

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.