Did you know
over 1 in 4 drivers and riders killed on Australian roads have a BAC exceeding the legal limit.
Sunscreen and hats
are great at protecting your skin from the sun this summer, but is your family financially protected should someone sustain a permanent traumatic spinal cord injury?
PBF Director Simon Bedbrook and presenter Jodie Nikolic
were interviewed by Pro Bono News following our founder’s induction into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
Let us change the way you communicate about safety.
Our workplace injury prevention program is relevant to all industries and motivates behavioural change by using personal stories.
Wishing you a safe and happy New Year.
PBF's 2023 New Year’s resolution? To reduce the incidence and impact of spinal cord injury in Australia.
Drive safe this summer.
If you’re planning some fun this Christmas break, don’t drink and drive. ??
International Day of People with Disability
This year PBF celebrated International Day of People with Disability at Grill'd in Subiaco, helped by a WA Government grant to promote inclusive attitudes and behaviours.
is your family financially protected should someone sustain a permanent traumatic spinal cord injury?
Paraplegia and quadriplegia are among the most expensive chronic injuries a person can face, with house and car modifications, rehabilitation and other costs related to the life changes associated with spinal cord injury.
Looking for a gift this Christmas?
Give financial protection to your family and friends this Christmas to show them you care. Every day someone, somewhere sustains a life changing spinal cord injury. No-one is immune.
PBF Australia received one of the WA Government grants
for events and activities to be held across Western Australia to celebrate. So, join us in the lead up to International Day of People with Disability at Grill’d Subiaco to help celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability and promote inclusive attitudes and behaviours.
The Rotary Club of Surfer’s Paradise
has been a proud PBF member for 25 years! PBF’s Chelle King joined them at a recent meeting to present a certificate of our appreciation and to update them on our work to reduce the incidence and impact of spinal cord injury.
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
Every year in Australia thousands of people are impacted by road crashes. Ahead of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) on 20.11.22 we highlight the work of PBF corporate member Injury Matters and their Road Trauma Support WA team who provide information, support, and counselling to anyone in WA who has been affected by a road crash.
In WA & QLD we participate in the P.A.R.T.Y Program
(Prevent Alcohol & Risk-Related Trauma in Youth) - an injury awareness and prevention program designed to provide information to help students make better choices and reduce the risk of traumatic injury.
Let us help you change the way you communicate about safety
PBF’s Darron Shields set the tone for safety leadership by sharing his story with the Zinfra Projects & Infrastructure Northern management team during a recent safety & collaboration event
Joanna’s Horse Ride
After breaking her neck in a fall Joanna is a C3 complete quadriplegic and uses a chin-controlled wheelchair. An active PBF presenter Joanna believes that “anything is possible”, and recently set herself a challenge to ride a horse
National Teacher’s Day
We acknowledge the teachers who help us educate students on safety, and the consequences of risk-taking behaviour, to reduce serious injury and death on our roads.
PBF Private Membership
A piggy bank ? is great if you’re saving for a new pair of shoes or a family holiday but is your family financially protected should someone sustain a permanent traumatic spinal cord injury?
During Safe Work Month
We’ve been encouraging businesses, employers and workers across Australia to” know safety, work safely” and make health and safety at work a priority.
Sir George Bedbrook’s induction into the SAHOF
Great interview on 6PR Perth this morning following Sir George Bedbrook’s induction into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
On World Mental Health Day
We highlight the unseen impacts that a traumatic spinal cord injury can have on mental health, relationships, family, and finances.
Motorcycle Awareness Month
All things motorcycling will be celebrated during October, but it is also an important reminder for drivers to #LookOutForMotorcycles and to drive safely
International Podcast Day
PBF team member Chris Easter was recently interviewed for the podcast Disability Voices, with the episode to be released in the coming weeks.
Australasian Road Safety Conference 2022
28th – 30th September
School Holiday Period
Be sure to stick to the speed limit and be pedestrian aware.
National Safe Work Month
Let PBF help you make safety at work your priority this October and beyond. Our workplace injury prevention programs are now available face-to-face and online.
Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week
During Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week PBF Australia has been sharing personal stories to raise awareness of spinal cord injury. Great to see PBF's Ebonny featured in an article on Chris Kerr's website.
Today is International Youth Day
Konnah speaks on his mindset, his accident and his recent experience skydiving with Skydive Australia in Spinal Life’s “The Advocate” on page 18.
Disability Assembly Western Australia (DAWA)
is a new collective voice for people with disability. PBF were pleased to attend the inaugural DAWA summit which tackled the key topic of Employment for people with disability.
Her life changed in an instant when a motorcycle accident left her permanently paralysed. She explains how a PBF membership benefit payment would have helped her when she needed it most.
Peer support program
Did you know about PBF’s Peer Support Program at Fiona Stanley Hospital? ? The PBF Peer Support team are people living with spinal cord injuries, leading busy and meaningful lives after injury.
Be pedestrian aware
During the school holiday period there are more children using our roads and footpaths during the day. Be sure to stick to the speed limit and be pedestrian aware.
PBF membership provides low-cost financial protection for individuals, couples, families, corporates, and clubs.
Meet Chris; for him the personal cost of making a poor choice was paraplegia. He urges others to take a moment to think about the potential consequences of their actions before rushing into things & to consider PBF membership.
On National Selfie Day we introduce Konnah Ruru.
Falls are a leading cause of spinal cord injury
At this time of year there is always an increase in ladder related injuries as gutters are cleaned out before winter. So take a moment to think about your safety.
National Road Safety Week
Five days to go before National Road Safety Week (NRSW) with this year’s event running from 15 to 22 May
Looking for a gift for Mum?
Gift a PBF membership to show them you care.
PBF Australia mentioned
on Gareth Parker’s 6PR show during a segment about Australia’s most trusted brands. We value all of our members and love that we are valued too!
Katie is back!
Please join us in welcoming back Katie Stokes, who will be working hard to grow PBF private membership.
Book a PBF speaker...
Our injury prevention presentations can be delivered face to face, or digitally when this is not possible.
Having meaningful employment opportunities can make a huge difference to the lives of people living with spinal cord injury.
National puppy day
There's plenty of research to support what we thought we already knew - looking at puppy pictures can improve wellbeing!
On World Story Telling Day:
We introduce Michelina Pelosi. On Boxing Day 1989 Michelina’s life changed forever after a devastating car crash.
On World Sleep Day:
We introduce Greg Willmott. Greg wasn’t getting enough sleep and was always tired. One day his fatigue caught up with him and he now lives with quadriplegia.
On International women’s day:
We introduce Karen Harvey. Karen lives with a permanent spinal cord injury and now shares her story to empower the younger generation to make good decisions