We’re committed to providing a strong sense of safety in our community by operating security patrols 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The City’s security patrol officers:
- Monitor and report suspicious activity and antisocial behaviour
- Attend community disturbances such as noisy parties
- Conduct regular patrols of crime hotspots
- Report damage and vandalism in our streets.
If you have a specific security concern in your area, you can phone our security team on 1300 365 356 for assistance.
How can I make my home safer?
To help keep your home safer, be familiar with the following tips on home safety.
- Join Neighbourhood Watch - your neighbours are your most valuable assets, visit the Neighbourhood Watch website for more information
- Deter theft by engraving your valuables
- Reduce possible hiding places by trimming trees and shrubs
- Lock away your valuables and ensure your backyard is secure
- Make sure the front and rear of your property is well lit. Consider installing motion detector lighting
- Install a Western Power approved lock on your meter box to protect your power supply
- Fit external doors with deadlocks and windows with security locks
- Make unlawful access to your property difficult by fitting security screens to doors and windows
- Fit an approved alarm system - burglaries are less likely if an alarm is fitted.
How can I make my car safer?
To help keep your car safer, be familiar with the following tips on car safety.
- Practice “look, lock, leave” when you park: look around your car and remove any valuables, lock your car and leave it in a well-lit or visible area, near other cars
- Never leave keys in the ignition, in the vehicle or hidden on or around the vehicle when left unattended
- Choose well-lit areas when parking at night
- Lock all doors and ensure the windows are completely closed every time you leave your car
- Never leave any valuables on display – lock them in the boot prior to arrival or take them with you
- Where possible, fit an anti-theft device: immobiliser, wheel lock, alarm or locking wheel nuts
- Do not include your car registration number or a personal address on tags attached to your keys
- Do not leave registration papers, driver’s license, cheque books, credit cards or other documents that could identify your home or be used by thieves at a later stage.
Personal safety tips for children