Staying active reduces our risk of a fall, which helps keep us independent and improves our overall health and wellbeing.

Staying Active and On Your Feet, a consumer falls prevention resource, is available below. It will provide you with information and ideas on ways to reduce your risk of falling.

Request a Free Printed Version (free in NSW Only)

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Viewing Instructions for Staying Active and On Your Feet

There are three ways to view Staying Active and On Your Feet:

Staying Active and On Your Feet booklets have been translated into the following languages for you to download and print. Please note these versions are not available for request as printed copies.


Download a PDF version of Staying Active and On Your Feet. Not only is this a good way to view the publication, but you can also print a copy of the resource from this screen if you wish.

A PDF reader such as Acrobat Reader is required to open this file. If you don't have a Reader, you can download Acrobat Reader here and follow the prompts to install it.

Full Page View

Before you start, please take a moment to read through the simple instructions below. This view will allow you to read the document in an easy book format but unfortunately you cannot print a copy of the document from this screen. Please note that downloading of this document may take a few moments.

  • Simply click on the fullscreen icon, lower left, below to view Staying Active and On Your Feet in full screen mode.
  • Click the arrow at the side of each page, or click and drag, to turn the pages back and forward.
  • If you wish to enlarge a page, click the magnifier icon, lower left, to zoom in. You can then move around the enlarged page by moving your mouse from side to side.
  • Click the magnifier icon again to zoom-out to return the document to normal mode.
  • In fullscreen mode, press Esc, or the fullscreen icon again, to return to this page at any time.

Staying Active and On Your Feet in Full Page View.


Staying Active and On Your Feet is also available to view in Chapters as follows:


Women performing tai-chi

performing leg lifts in the home

Person drinking a glass of water

Person running for exercise

Person opening a medicine bottle

Staying Active

Exercise at Home

Healthy Eating

Your Health

Your Medicines

Person performing tai-chi exercises

Rocks stacked on a beach

Stepping up on a step exercises

Two friends talking while walking

Smiling person playing chess

Health & Lifestyle Checklist

If You Have a Fall...

Home Safety Checklist

Fall-Proof Yourself

Useful Contacts


Request a Printed Version

Please complete the form below if you would like a free copy (or copies) of Staying Active and On Your Feet sent to you in the mail in any location in NSW, Australia.  Please allow up to six weeks for delivery.

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UPDATED DISTRIBUTION GUIDELINES - Staying Active and On Your Feet          

The NSW Ministry of Health has recently updated its distribution guidelines for private and interstate organisations. Private organisations can order a maximum of 100 copies of the booklet online and then must print the resource themselves. Interstate organisations interested in obtaining copies of the booklet will be requested to print the resource themselves. A copyright request form needs to be submitted to the Ministry of Health for approval to reprint the document. 

If you have any queries, please contact:

Kate Purcell Manager, Active and Healthy Project
The University of Sydney