Injury Prevention Network 

Do you find you’re the only person working on injury prevention in your area? Are you looking for like-minded people to network with?

If you answered yes, then Injury Matters Injury Prevention Network might be just what you need!

The Injury Prevention Network is a group of injury prevention workers from all over Western Australia who meet four times a year on a Friday morning to share knowledge and information about upcoming projects and issues. Attending the meetings is a great opportunity to connect with other practitioners in every region of Western Australia.

As of 2015, Injury Matters have made some exciting changes to the group dynamics. Every meeting now has an exciting guest speaker who provides professional development and capacity building on a variety of topics from how to use data in your projects to effective advocacy strategies. Group members are also encouraged to bring along guest colleagues to the meeting who they think will benefit from these professional development snapshots.

Got something to say? Contact Injury Matters here if you would like to attend the meeting as a guest.

Upcoming Meetings

Date Agenda Injury Prevention Snapshot
6th August 2021 TBA  

Past Meetings

Date Minutes Injury Prevention Snapshot Resources

7th May, 2021

  Rachel Murray, Royal Life Saving WA

5 February 2021

IPN Meeting, February Minutes Mark O’Hare, Stopping Family Violence

6 November 2020

IPN Meeting, November Minutes Mr Roger Farley (Road Safety Commission), Dr Sudhakar Rao (Royal Perth), David Gribble (Constable Care).

7 August 2020

IPN Meeting, August Minutes Kristen Jamieson, Kidsafe WA

22 May 2020

IPN Meeting, May Minutes Jacinta Heath, Project Lead for Mindframe. 
21 February 2020 IPN Meeting, February Minutes Dr Kate Hunter, Senior Research Fellow in the Injury Division at The George Institute. 
18 October 2019 IPN Meeting, October Minutes National Road Safety Partnership Program (Suicide by Road project)
19 July 2019 IPN Meeting, July Minutes Homelessness and injury
3 May 2019 Regional Network Group, May Minutes Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and Recreation and its Prevention (ACRISP) AND Lifeline
22 February 2019 Regional Network Group, February Minutes Wheatbelt Holyoake
7 December 2018 Regional Network Group, December Minutes Peter Buzzacott, Injury Prevention Researcher Curtin University
31 August 2018 Regional Network Group, August Minutes WA Poisons Information Centre
22 June 2018 Regional Network Group, June Minutes Headspace Bunbury and Stay On Your Feet

Other Networks

Injury Matters encourages health practitioners to connect with fellow practitioners who have an interest in preventing injuries.

Listed below are some existing professional networking groups in Western Australia (that provide an opportunity to discuss trends, share resources, advocate and increase knowledge of injury prevention programs and policies). If you would like to promote your network, please let us know.

Local Government Metro Community Safety Officers Group

The Metropolitan Community Safety Officers group comprises of staff from local government who work in community safety (injury prevention, crime prevention and emergency management) roles within the metropolitan area of Western Australia.

This group meets quarterly and also operates an email group to maintain regular communication between meetings. The group share current community safety initiatives and projects, problem solve queries and discuss emerging community safety issues.

To join the email group or get along to the next meeting, please contact Mathew Owens via

WA Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Group

Aiming to assist people working in the alcohol and other drug prevention sector to carry out their work, the Prevention Network provides an avenue for cross-learning, networking, receiving updates on prevention research and the dissemination of best practice. Membership of the network includes monthly email updates and an invitation to attend regular video conferences. 

For more information and to join the network, click here

WA Statewide Suicide Prevention Network

The WASSPN was established to encourage and facilitate statewide community engagement on suicide prevention, in order to improve suicide prevention services across Western Australia. The WASSPN host bi-annual forums and have a dedicated webpage for ongoing communication and collaboration.  

For more information and to join the network, click here

WA Mental Health Commissions Mental Health Network

Members of the Mental Health Network attend networking events, participate in consultations and receive a quarterly e-newsletter regarding the work of the Network. Membership of the Mental Health Network and the ten sub networks is open to everyone. The Mental Health Network is supported administratively by the WA Mental Health Commission.

For more information and to join the network, click here

Western Australian Road Safety Education Committee

WARSEC is a multi-member agency committee convened by SDERA, with an interest in improving safe road use and road safety education in young people in WA.

For more information about the network please contact SDERA via 

WALGA Roadwise Committees

The WALGA Roadwise Committees are formed through local partnerships to provide a forum where local issues can be discussed and local safety activities are coordinated.

For more information about the WALGA Roadwise Committees click here

Community Falls Network

The Injury Matters Community Falls Network aims to bring together a variety of health and community professionals to discuss key issues and share solutions in community falls prevention.

For more information about the Community Falls Network, view the Terms of Reference.

For more information or to join the Network, contact Catrina Wold: