Media Release


National Kidsafe Day Awards Aim to Highlight Community Achievements in Child Injury Prevention



Kidsafe, the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia, has opened nominations for their annual National Kidsafe Day Awards this week. The aim of the awards is to recognise those in the local community who have made a significant contribution to child injury prevention.

Each year, approximately 250 Australian children (aged 0-14 years) are killed and 58,000 hospitalised by unintentional injuries - the kind often referred to as accidents. Many of these are easily prevented by simple means.

"The National Kidsafe Day Awards are a way to recognise people in the community who actively keep our kids safe. They're often the unsung heroes of a community, however it's important to recognise their contributions and inspire others to follow suit," says Kidsafe's National President, Peter Gibson.

The 2013 National Kidsafe Day Awards will be announced on National Kidsafe Day, Tuesday 22nd October 2013.There are four award categories in 2013, including:

Kidsafe Media Award
  • Recognises an Australian media outlet for coverage of a proactive story which promotes childhood injury/accident prevention through action
  • Nominations can be made by Australian media outlet representatives or Australian bloggers

    Responsible Retailer Award
  • Recognises an Australian owned or operated retailer who has pro-actively promoted childhood injury prevention
  • Nominations can be made by any Australian resident, customers of the retailer or retail business owners

    Kidsafe Local Champion Award (Adult Award - Individual/Group)
  • Recognises an individual/group who has made an active contribution to improved children safety in their local community.

    Kidsafe Support Award
  • Recognises individuals/groups who have provided support to a family who's child has been seriously/fatally injured from a preventable injury

  • Nominations for the National Kidsafe Awards are now open, and close on Monday 30th September 2013 at 5pm. For additional information about the awards or application process, individuals can contact Kidsafe via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone (03) 9306 2306.

    Media Enquiries:
    Ron Smith, Corporate Media Communications, Kidsafe Victoria - Mobile: 0417 329 201