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Pool Fence Safety

'Closing the Gate on Backyard Pool Drowning’ Campaign

Drowning is one of the leading causes of death for Australian children under 5 years of age.

Statistics from the Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report show that in 2015/16, 21 Australian children aged 0-4 years drowned.

Backyard swimming pools are the most common location where toddler drowning incidents occur. In 2015/16, over half of all toddler drowning incidents occurred in a backyard pool (52% - 11 incidents) 

Evidence suggests that a large number of drowning deaths in pools are as a result of fencing that is faulty or non-compliant with Australian Standards.

Kidsafe Victoria has partnered with a number of stakeholders to encourage all pool owners to check the safety of their pool fences and surrounding areas before their child does. For more information and to access the campaign resources, including the online home pool safety assessment app, please click on the links in the menu to the left.

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Click on the images below to download the campaign images including an A3 poster, radio community service announcement and DL flyer. Translated versions of the DL flyer can be downloaded via the following links: Arabic, Dari, Hindi, Chinese and Vietnamese.

CB poster web     Radio CSA    DL flyer web  


CGBPD campaign partners