Kidsafe Playground Advisory Units
Designing playgrounds is exciting and rewarding. The Australian Standards for playgrounds are the baseline for designers, manufacturers, owners and operators to achieve challenging playspaces for children in a safe, creative environment. The Kidsafe Playground Advisory Units, available in NSW, WA, SA, Queensland and the NT, are a valuable resource to assist in ensuring safety, managing risk and providing inspirational, inclusive, challenging and educational playspaces. The other Kidsafe Offices in Tasmania, ACT and Victoria can also support the industry by arranging support and resources via their qualified Kidsafe colleagues.
Kidsafe offices across Australia are independent, not-for-profit charities dedicated to preventing unintentional death and serious injury to children. Kidsafe advocates on child safety issues and undertakes public awareness campaigns. It provides information and guidance to parents and carers, education and care services, schools, government and non-government agencies, community organisations and industry. The Kidsafe vision, A Safer World for Kids, aims to minimise risks that can lead to injury in children aged 0–15 years. Kidsafe is a national organisation with over 40 years’ experience in working across a range of communities supporting stakeholders across sectors including education and care services, local, state and territory governments, play related research, child safety advocates, as well as various industry groups and peak bodies.
Services offered by Kidsafe Playground Advisory Units include:
Free telephone and email advisory services
Nationally recognised Playground Inspector courses
A range of workshops and webinars on topics including playground safety and inspection, maintenance, compliance, Australian standards and regulations, inspiring design, equipment selection and natural play.
These can be customised.
Comprehensive playground inspection services
Review of playground plans
Online resources and publications
Note: Services vary from state to state.
Kidsafe Project Officers have qualifications in one or more of the following:
Work health and safety
Playspace design and landscape architecture
Contact & Information
Contact the Playground Advisory Unit in your state.
Locked Bag 4001, Westmead NSW 2145
P 02 9845 0890
72 King William Road, North Adelaide SA 5006
P 08 7089 8554
140 Railway Parade, West Leederville WA 6007
P 08 6244 4880
Unit 8/87 Webster Road, Stafford QLD 4053
P 07 3854 1829
1/13 Bishop Street, Woolner NT 0820
P 08 8941 8234