Our community's safety and wellbeing is our priority.
You can explore our Safety & security pages or take guidance from our tips and programs below. Find programs and resources as well as excursion ideas.
Preparing & being ready for natural disasters
Explore our Get Ready solutions for information on how you can teach your students to plan effectively for a natural disaster.
Our Community disaster guide provides three easy steps to protect ourselves and loved ones, our property and our belongings in a disaster situation. We have some great checklists and information to help make sure everyone is ready for an emergency.
We have also developed your City Dashboard. This provides you and your students with real-time situational awareness of:
- emergency incidents i.e. fires, floods
- weather patterns & warnings
- evacuation centre locations
- road & traffic conditions
- beach conditions
- power outages
- live alerts.
You can also find emergency contacts on the dashboard.
Active School Travel program
Who is this for? Primary and secondary schools.
The Active School Travel program helps to reduce traffic around schools by encouraging children to:
- walk to school
- or ride their bike, scooter, wheelchair, mobility device or skateboard
- or catch public transport.
This program is free and tailored to suit each school. Taking part is an opportunity to get active, create a safer environment and contribute to a cleaner, more sustainable city.
You can learn more about our Active & Healthy program too.
Beach & surf safety program
Who is this for? Primary, secondary and English language schools.
Help save lives by promoting beach and surf safety messages in your school and community. Contact our Lifeguards on 07 5581 6740 to arrange a school visit.
Be Pet Smart
Who is this for? Early Learning Centres, Years P–3, outside school hours care (OSHC) and vacation care centres.
A free interactive program for children to learn about responsible pet ownership and dog bite prevention.
Graffiti Prevention Education Program
Who is it for? Years P–12.
The Graffiti Prevention Education Program is a curriculum-aligned resource which educates young people about the personal, community and environmental consequences of graffiti.
This project was funded by a grant from the Australian Government.
Who is this for? Years 3–7.
This stormwater safety education program is curriculum aligned. It aims to save lives by educating primary aged students on the dangers of playing in stormwater, stormwater drains - particularly during flash floods. Students develop an understanding of storms and stormwater safety, specifically during our wet season from October to March.
Your teaching resources include printable activities and fact sheets.
You can tailor the information to your lessons plans and teach the kids all about stormwater safety.
Explore more on stormwater.