Health, wellbeing & safety

Farm Family Safety Toolkit
Farms can be a place where families live but they are also workplaces that present serious death and injury risks to children.
October 5, 2023
Mosquito-borne diseases
Mosquitoes can carry many different diseases that can be passed on to humans through a mosquito bite. In Australia, these include...
November 3, 2022
Keep it simple
When it comes to our health and improving what we already do we often overcomplicate it. I’m not sure about you, but my life is too short and too busy for...
May 24, 2022
Remaining mobile for active farming
Learn some simple, easy exercises to help improve your mobility and remain mobile for active farming.
April 12, 2022
Why exercise is important
As a farmer you will know that work never ends. Up at dawn and asleep later than most. Farming has always been considered one of the most physically demanding...
April 28, 2021
Women's Health Week - catch up with Jodie Leske
Jodie Leske is a mum, business owner and farmer living in the Western District of Victoria, 259 kilometres west of Melbourne. Like many women on the land,...
October 14, 2020
Farmer Wellbeing Toolkit
A variety of resources designed to assist you in effectively maintaining both your physical and mental wellbeing, as well as ensuring safety on the farm.
August 22, 2020
Men's health in agricultural settings
Rural and remote Australians generally report higher levels of community participation, connection and volunteering than urban communities. Connecting with...
May 25, 2020
Heart Health
Australians living in rural and remote areas experience more cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, higher rates of CVD-related hospitalisation and are...
April 30, 2019
Diet and Nutrition - Fuelling Farmers' Lunch Boxes
Farming men, women and workers often work long hours and need to pack a lunchbox to keep them fuelled and energised for the farming task at hand.
December 19, 2017
Farmer Needlestick Injuries - Risk & Recommended Treatment
Every year, across Australia, farmers and agricultural workers experience preventable needlestick injuries. These injuries—while unintentional—have several...
December 19, 2017
Goal Setting
The volume of tasks required to maintain a successful farming business can be significant. Goal Setting can make things more achievable. Read more...
December 15, 2017