Turning children’s
rash vests into CPR signs

Rescue RashieTM is a life-saving aid developed by Westpac and CPR Kids. It has been designed in collaboration with CPR experts to put CPR instructions where they’re needed most, at rescuers’ fingertips.


Rescue RashieTM is simple, functional and an innovation in swim wear. It features vital, easy to follow CPR instructions that are concealed when not needed, then revealed via a simple zip in the event of emergency. Using sublimation printing, the CPR instructions are specially embedded into the fabric, meaning they won’t peel or scratch off.

Sublimation printing

UV protection

Sizes for ages 2 - 8 years

CPR instructions on every child in Australia

Even though CPR instructions are a vital part of Australian water safety, CPR signs can’t always be where you need them. But where there’s water, there are always kids in rashies. That’s why we’re aiming to get every child in Australia in a Rescue RashieTM, helping put CPR instructions at waterways and swimming spots all across the country.

"Westpac is for all Australians and to commemorate our 200 years of business we wanted to give something back to the community that will help save lives in the future."

Pat Cunningham - Head of Sponsorship & Events at Westpac Group
Head of Sponsorship & Events at Westpac Group

"Rescue Rashie puts CPR instructions right in front of you. Your hands need to be on that child’s chest exactly where those instructions are, that’s how we save lives."

Sarah Hunstead - Paediatric Nurse & Founding Director of CPR Kids
Paediatric Nurse & Founding Director of CPR Kids

"The way you get people to react instantaneously is to give them really simple instructions right in front of their nose and I think that Westpac Rescue Rashie does exactly that."

Professor Paul Middleton - Director of Emergency Medicine Research Unit, Liverpool Hospital & Chair of Take Heart Australia
Director of Emergency Medicine Research Unit, Liverpool Hospital & Chair of Take Heart Australia

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Request your Rashie

If you’re interested in getting a Rescue RashieTM, please register your details and we’ll keep you posted on its development.

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Learn CPR with the help of Rescue RashieTM

How Rescue Rashie works

Watch Sarah Hunstead, Paediatric Nurse and Founding Director of CPR Kids, explain how to perform potentially life-saving CPR with the aid of Rescue RashieTM.

For more information, or to book a first aid class, visit www.cprkids.com.au

Water safety

No one wants to find themselves in a situation where CPR is needed. That’s why staying safe around waterways is the best way to save lives. A Rescue RashieTM is not a floatation device, it will not prevent drowning. So remember, when it comes to being around any kind of water, if in doubt, stay out.