Rescue Rashie: A must-have for Aussie kids

If you were faced with an emergency, would you know what to do?

If you answered no, you’re not alone. More than half of Australian parents of children aged 2-8 don’t know CPR.

Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in Australian children – commonly in backyard swimming pools. It can happen in an instant – without any splashing, in silence.

So when it comes to water safety, you can never be too prepared. This is why every little Aussie aged 2-8 years should own a Rescue Rashie.

Westpac has partnered with CPR Kids to create the Rescue Rashie – a sun safe rash shirt that zips down to reveal vital, easy-to-follow CPR instructions.

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Designed in collaboration with CPR experts, the Rescue Rashie will help put CPR instructions at waterways and swimming spots across the country – because where there’s water, there are always kids in rashies.

Even if you know CPR, the Rescue Rashie serves as a readily available reminder of the steps.

The instructions are designed for any child between 1-8 years and are specially embedded into the fabric so they won’t peel or scratch off.

Westpac Rescue Rashies are $35 each and can be purchased at

A Rescue Rashie is not a flotation device, it will not prevent drowning.

12 thoughts on “Rescue Rashie: A must-have for Aussie kids

    1. Absolutely, you never know how you’d react in an emergency or when you might need access to the info. Such a brilliant idea.


  1. Great post and what a great investment. This invention will help so many children. One can never be to safe when kids are involved and in the water. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This is Incredible and is a literal life saver! So glad they keep coming out with amazing safety gear to keep our Little’s safe!


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