Hold your own event

Celebrate Safe Work Month in your workplace, industry or community by hosting your own event.

Register your health and safety event on our community and industry events calendar for your chance to win a 100 litre esky and $150 Coles/Myer gift voucher to use at your next workplace event (total prize value $500). When you register, we’ll also send you out 20 Safe Work Month resource bags to distribute to attendees at your event.

The winner will need to demonstrate that their event:

  • has high-level organisational support
  • demonstrates commitment to promoting work health and safety at all levels of the organisation
  • is held by an employer for their own employees or supply chain
  • has expected work health and safety outcomes.

Register your event

Entries are now open and will close on Friday 28 September.

Read the competition terms and conditions.

Event ideas

Holding your own Safe Work Month event demonstrates your organisation is committed to improving work health and safety, and helps to build a positive safety culture.

It is an opportunity to:

  • encourage employees to speak up about safety concerns
  • provide an open forum for new ideas to help reduce injuries
  • talk with new employees and young workers about the importance of health and safety and workplace inductions
  • get together with your supply chain partners to consider how you can work together to achieve a safer and healthier workplace for all employees.
  • promote employee health and wellbeing.

Your event can be as big or small as you like, open to the public or to staff only.

Our Safe Work Month Event planning toolkit(PDF, 1701.93 KB) will get you started with event ideas, and guide you through planning and hosting your event.

2018 Industry and community Safe Work Month events

For inspiration on holding a safety event in your workplace or community in October, see how other Queensland workplaces are celebrating Safe Work Month.

Banana Shire Council has had a major change in the health and safety governance and this October they will hold six information session workshops titled 'It only takes a moment'. The new safety team will demonstrate inclusiveness to support the vision of making people comfortable in starting that initial conversation and introduce staff to a variety of information and safety programs. The safety team will engage with stakeholders from the grass root level to the most senior on a regular base. Biloela Central Office, Stores and Workshop, Taroom, Theodore and Moura Office Healthcare and social assistance
Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CQHHS) is holding some CQ Healthwise expos during Safe Work Month. CQHealthwise is the employee wellbeing program at CQHHS. The expos will include company representatives from various corporate partners, allied health professionals and the work, health and safety team; all promoting different aspects of wellbeing and the benefits available to CQHHS staff and other government departments. There will be lucky door prizes, competitions and other goodies available.

The three main expos are scheduled for 25 and 26 September and mini expos throughout Safe Work Month in October.
Various CQHHS locations Healthcare and social assistance
Community Connection
Community Connection are holding the Let's Keep It Safe Meeting on 11 October for staff to chat about the importance of safety, view safety videos on the big screen and do some puzzles over a cup of tea or coffee.
Community Connection Office, Kirwan Administrative and Support Services
Grove Juice
Grove Juice are holding a Safety morning tea during Safe Work Month to highlight the importance of safety.
Lifeline, Darling Downs and South West Qld Ltd
Lifeline, Darling Downs and South West Qld Ltd are holding a Work Health and Safety BBQ to encourage staff discussion on their safety culture.
ToowoombaHealthcare and social assistance
Mackay Hospital and Health Services
Mackay Hospital and Health Services are holding a Health and Wellbeing Expo during Safe Work Month that will include information stalls, guest speakers and interactive sessions providing opportunities for staff to explore health, safety and wellbeing using a holistic framework incorporating physical wellbeing, emotional wellbeing, social wellbeing and financial wellbeing.
MackayHealthcare and social assistance
QPWS are holding a number of Safety Smoko morning teas during Safe Work Month for workers to discuss what it means to be safe in the workplace/home and how safety has affected their lives.
Maroochydore and other areas Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Revolution Retail Pty Ltd
Revolution Retail Pty Ltd are holding a team breakfast to launch their inaugural Safe Work Month on 2 October where they will discuss some recent initiatives as part of the IPAM program.
Brendale Construction
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Services are holding three health and safety trade show and expo days at three of their hospitals from 11am until 2.30pm.
  1. Hervey Bay Hospital on 10 October
  2. Maryborough Hospital on 11 October
  3. Bundaberg Hospital on 17 October
Healthcare and social assistance

Last updated
01 August 2018