Holiday watch

If you’re going away for a period of up to eight weeks, the City of Stirling’s security team can provide patrols of your property while you’re away. This means that our officers will drive past your property to check that it looks secure from the outside.

In order to be eligible for this service:

  • You must reside in the City of Stirling
  • You must be away for no longer than 8 consecutive weeks
  • Your property must remain unoccupied for the duration of your absence.

Request holiday watch

Please complete the above form and return it to holidaywatch@stirling.wa.gov.au at least two weeks before your departure.

Please note that patrols will stop on your specified return date. If you are unable to return home due to unforeseen circumstances, please contact our security team on 1300 365 356.

Tips for keeping your home safe when you’re away

Put your mail on hold

A pile of mail pouring out of your mailbox can be a sign that you’re away. Your local post office can put your mail on hold for the duration of your holiday.

Set a timer

You can set a timer to switch on your lights, television and radio creating the illusion that someone is home.

Be social media savvy

Thieves are now using social media platforms as a way of planning their next opportunity. Avoid posting photos or information about your trip until you have returned home.  

Trust a neighbour

Give your holiday contact information and a spare key to your neighbour in case there’s an emergency while you’re away.

Don’t forget about your bins

If you plan to put your bins out before you leave, arrange for a neighbour to bring them in. Bins left on your verge for longer than a few days could be a sign that you’re not at home.

Store your valuables securely

Lock your valuables securely in a safe or hide them somewhere. In the unlikely event of a break-in, they will be harder to find.

Save energy

Unplug all unnecessary appliances (except those on timers) to protect your home from an electrical fire and to save on electricity.

Relax and enjoy

The chances of something going wrong while you’re away are very small. So don’t let worrying about your home spoil your trip.