PASS IT ON: These are the toddler deaths we can prevent.

It only takes seconds, and it can happen anywhere.

According to Royal Life Saving, 20 Australian toddlers drowned in the 2013/2014 period.

70 per cent of those deaths occurred in swimming pools – but the terrifying truth is that it only takes 20 seconds and a few centimetres of water for a toddler to drown.

These are the drowning prevention steps we can all take.


That’s why every Australian parent needs to know these statistics, and more importantly, how to keep their children safe.

So please, download this infographic. Print it out, and stick it on the fridge. And share it with everyone you know.

Because when it comes to protecting our children, it is advice that no parent can afford to ignore.

Just as an FYI, you should know that this infographic is brought to you by the Victorian Government’s community safety campaign, Play it Safe by the Water.


The 20 Seconds campaign forms part of the Victorian Government’s annual water safety program. This year’s campaign aims to promote the need to constantly supervise children aged 0-4 years when in or around water and raise awareness among parents and carers of children that it doesn’t matter where you are, 20 seconds and a few centimetres of water is all it takes for a toddler to drown.

Play it Safe by the Water is a community safety campaign that aims to increase safety around water in a bid to reduce the number of fatal and non-fatal drowning incidents in Victoria.