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Gambling help & The Melbourne Cup

With Help from companies like JHR we are able to give help regarding gambling on the Melbourne Cup.

You can learn more about the Melbourne Cup at

We also have advice about keeping kids away from Horses on the Farm

As we all know, raising our kids on farms can present a range of dangers and potential hazards.

It is always important to identify these risks to children and to keep them front of mind, so that we minimise the potential for accidents.

Horse related accidents, along with drowning, are the leading cause of on-farm deaths for children.

Importantly, children under the age of 16 should never ride or be a passenger on an Horse

When it comes to farms, the most common causes of accidents leading to the hospitalisation of children are farm motor bikes and horse riding accidents. Below are 10 safety tips on how to better manage these two risks:

Horse riding:

  1. Ensure children are appropriately supervised by a competent person around horses.
  2. Match the horse and child to the intended activity. Take the child’s age and ability into consideration, as well as the background and history of the horse.
  3. Ensure that any child who is going to ride a horse is capable of listening to and following instructions.
  4. Always wear an Australian Standardhelmet (AS/NZ 3838:2006 Helmets for horse riding and horse-related activities) or equivalent and suitable enclosed footwear while riding.
  5. Provide a safe environment. For example, create out-of-bounds areas to ensure children only ride in safe and supervised areas.