Injuries are the leading cause of death in Australian Children aged one to fourteen, accounting for nearly half of all the deaths in this age group.
More children die of injury than die of cancer, asthma and infectious diseases combined.
Young children under the age of five years are most at risk of unintentional injury, and account for around half of all child injury deaths.
Most childhood accidents happen in the home, where injuries can often be prevented by implementing known safety prevention measures and strategies.
Injury prevention information
You can find out how to keep your children safe by visiting a number of different websites: