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Keep Farming Cool This Summer

Monday 16th October, 2023

A Comprehensive Summer Safety Campaign


Welcome to the Keep Farming Cool This Summer Campaign!

Australia's summers are a time for enjoying our natural landscapes, the produce we harvest and time with the family. But they also bring unique challenges for our farming communities. As the sun shines relentlessly, the land becomes parched, harvest season approaches, and the mercury rises, it's crucial for us to come together and prioritise safety on our farms. Our ‘Keep Farming Cool This Summer’ Campaign is a dedicated effort to raise awareness about the risks associated with Australian summers and to empower our farming families with the knowledge and resources they need to protect themselves, their land, and their livelihoods.

Campaign Focus Areas:

Harvest Safety: The harvest season is a busy time, but safety should never be compromised. Learn how to manage the hustle without risking injury.

Where can you find more information?

Harvest Guide


Fire Preparedness: With the growing threat of bushfires, we provide essential information on fire prevention, preparation, and response strategies tailored to the unique challenges faced by Australian farmers.

Where can you find more information?

Emergency Preparedness - Farmsafe

Australian: Bushfires | Australian Climate Service

NSW: Emergency Bush Fire Information

QLD: Current bushfire warnings and incidents | Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

ACT: Bushfires | ACT Emergency Services Agency

NT: Stay informed about bushfires

SA: Incidents & warnings - CFS

VIC: Prepare and Get Ready - VicEmergency

TAS: Bushfire Information | Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania

WA: Home - Emergency WA Warnings & Incidents


Sun Safety Awareness: The sun can be relentless during our summers. Learn about effective sun protection measures to shield yourself from harmful UV rays.

Where can you find more information?

Cancer Council of Australia


Water Safety Awareness: Our lakes, dams, and waterways offer respite, but they also pose risks. Discover water safety practices that can save lives.

Where can you find more information?

Farm Water Safety | Royal Life Saving Society - Australia

Working Near Water - Farmsafe


Mental Health: Farming can be rewarding but also mentally taxing. We emphasise the importance of mental well-being and provide resources for seeking support and maintaining a healthy mind.

Where can you find more information?

ifarmwell: Growing farmers' wellbeing

Home | National Centre for Farmer Health

Creating a Safe, Healthy and Productive Farm - Farmsafe

If you or anyone you know needs help - Call Lifeline on 13 11 14


Our land sustains us, and it's our responsibility to safeguard it. The Keep Farming Cool This Summer Farm Safety Campaign is here to empower you with knowledge and encourage the adoption of safe practices on your farm. By prioritising safety, we ensure a sustainable, thriving future for our families and our beloved land.

Together, We Can Safeguard Our Summers and Our Future.

Join us in this crucial summer initiative, and together, let's make Australian farms and farmers, safer.

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