National Walk Safely to School Day – Friday 10th May 2024


The annual campaign, now in its 25th year, encourages all primary school children, their parents and carers to walk safely and regularly to school.

Championed by the Pedestrian Council of Australia, the initiative aims to raise awareness of the health, road safety, transport and environmental benefits that regular walking (especially to and from school) can provide for the long term well-being of our children, not just on 10 May, but every day. Apart from the physical benefits, regular walking (or similar) also has a favourable impact on children’s cognitive and academic performance.

Being active every day, including walking to school, can help make a difference for many Australians and we all have a role to play in helping children and young people to lead active healthy lives.

Would you like to walk with a local school on Friday 10 May?
Contact the PR team in your state via our website to find a participating school and step to it! PR Contacts 2024 (



Walking with a local school is just one way your station can participate!

Highlighted below are six simple steps to help Police get involved and support this important initiative!


 WSTSD Toolkit 2024 has everything you need to step into Walk Safely to School Day.