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Most injuries are preventable, but injury is common in Western Australia, especially among children and young adults. Injury is ranked fourth as a cause of death, fourth as a specific cause of hospitalisation, second as a cause of premature deaths and fifth as a cause of disease burden. Injuries happen at home, on the roads, in the workplace and while out in the community.

Want information and advice on avoiding injury?

Kidsafe for information on current news and events, fact sheets, resources and program information to help you keep kids safe.

Royal Life Saving Society WA for information on all types of water safety.

Surf Life Saving WA information about beach safety in Western Australia.

Living Longer Living Stronger a program to improve health, quality of life and fitness for people aged over 50 years.

Stay on Your Feet a community awareness program to reduce falls in people over the age of 60.

Farmsafe WA for more information on safer farming practices.

Drug and Alcohol Office Injuries can often be linked to alcohol consumption.

Worksafe WA for information on safety and health in the work place. 

Mental Health Commission Understanding Suicide Getting support and information is crucial, particularly if you or someone you care about is at risk of harm.

Office of Safety and Quality in Healthcare for patient safety and service quality improvement.

Injury Control Council WA for information on injury prevention.

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