Safety in the home

People of all ages spend a lot of time in the home environment. It's no surprise that home is where most injuries happen.

A few simple modifications to our home, and adaptations to the way we live can help prevent the risk of injury.


Injuries are the leading cause of death in Australian children aged 1-14 years and account for nearly half of all deaths in this age group.

Most childhood injuries happen in the home where they can be easily prevented.

Make your home more safe

By taking some simple actions you can reduce the risk of children injuring themselves in your home:

Older people

As people age they can be more prone to injury, illness and can have difficulty caring for themselves and others.

We provide a number of services to enable people to continue living independently in their own homes.

Home and community care

Do you know someone who is frail aged or has a disability and needs help to live independently?

View our home and community care page to find out about our services and home care assessments.

Community Support Register

People who live alone and feel isolated can benefit from joining one of the community support registers within the City of Greater Geelong.


Parenting children of all ages and stages can be challenging.

Get help from local experts with our parent resources page.

Regional Parenting Service

Offers a range of information sessions and programs tailored for different topics and needs. Most are free.

View our parenting programs page for the current timetable to find the right program for you.

Parenting articles

Sometimes a few basic changes in approach can make a big difference. We have more than 120 information sheets with tips for managing all kinds of family situations and behaviour.

Around the house

Minimise household dangers for your family and friends:

Page last updated: Wednesday, 3 May 2017