Kidsafe National Playspace Design Awards



The 2018 Kidsafe National Playspace Design Awards (the Awards) recognise excellence and innovation in the provision of safe, creative playspaces. The Awards are open to playground owners, service providers, design professionals, students, and landscapers from across Australia.

A great opportunity to showcase playspace design in action!

The Awards aim to promote inspirational, innovative, best practice play facilities that encourage healthy participation in recreational activities for all children.


Judging Criteria

Entries will be reviewed by a multi-disciplinary panel, which may include representatives of Kidsafe, education and care services, education, engineering, injury prevention, design and local government.

Judging will assess entries on the basis of:

  • Project Summary
  • Commitment to Safe Play Environments
  • Innovative Design
  • Inclusive Playspace Design
  • Community and Culture
  • Shade Elements
  • Sustainability
  • Successful Outcomes of the Project


Entrants must ensure that the playspace is:

  • Within Australia;
  • Completed;
  • Installed/constructed since September 2016; and
  • Currently open for use.


Award Categories

Education and Care Services: preschools, long day care, out of school hours care, vacation care, family day care

 Schools: public and private schools, primary and high schools

Public Playspaces:

  • Up to $500K
  • $500K—$1M
  • $1M upwards

State and Territory commendation awards may also be considered.

Entries close

AEST 5pm, Friday 27 July 2018

Winners announced 29 November 2018


Click here to download Entry Form.


Expressions of Interest – Award Judges

Kidsafe seeks Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified and/or experienced individuals with knowledge in playground design and safety, as volunteer judges for the 2018 Kidsafe National Playspace Design Awards. Click here for more information.

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