Keeping safe

Information about personal, home and boat safety for children, older people, teenagers and visitors whether you're out and about, travelling in New Zealand or in the rural areas.

Safety in the outdoors

New Zealand has fantastic outdoor recreation opportunities, but there are risks that need to be managed so you’ll have a great trip and make it home. … More

Keep yourself safe at home

Explains the importance of knowing your neighbour and what to do if you find an intruder, prowler or burglar. There is also advice and a video to help older people stay safe at home. … More

Keep safe when out and about

Learn about some precautions to follow when you are out walking or in your car and what to do if you are followed or attacked. Find out about SAFE (7233), a text intensions service. … More

Keep your children safe

Guidelines on keeping your children safe at home and while travelling to and from school. Includes tips on babysitters, using the telephone and protecting your children from drugs. … More

Keep your teenagers safe

This page contains information to help you protect your teenagers through situations relating to road safety, alcohol and attending or hosting parties. … More

Visitors to New Zealand – safety guide

If you are a visitor to New Zealand, here is some advice on how to keep yourself and your stuff safe. … More

Staying safe in rural New Zealand

Safety advice for those living in rural areas, including the use of RAPID numbers and how to prevent and protect yourself from rural crime. … More

Safe at sea

Get advice on boat safety and maritime disaster plans. If you are buying a boat, find out how you might recognise a stolen boat.… More