Vancouver Street FestivalIf you feel safe in your community, you are more likely to participate in your community so the City of Albany is involved in a number of initiatives which aim to increase community safety.

These inititaives range from a monthly ewatch newsletters, free resources to remove graffiti and working with agencies to deliver programs for at risk young people.

If you require police assistance ring 000 or 131 444

Graffiti is the marking of another person's property without their consent. Graffiti can appear anywhere, from public buildings, to street signs and fences. It can range from 'tagging' to unauthorised art work.

Implements used are generally spray paint cans and thick felt tipped markers another other produces such as shoe polish and lighters are sometimes used.

If you are a victim of graffiti, we encourage you to report the graffiti by phoning the State Graffiti Hotline on 1800 44 22 55 or via the Goodbye Graffiti website. After a report has been filed it is recommended to remove the graffiti as soon as possible.

Thanks to the WA Police Strategic Division of Crime Prevention, FREE Graffiti removal kits are available. Kits are available from the Albany Public Library, York Street Albany however you will require your Graffiti incident report number to obtain a kit. The kits are available for porous or non porous surfaces and include a water based graffiti removal product, rags, gloves and bucket.

The City of Albany operates a trades team to clean up graffiti on City owned property and buildings; however removal from private residential, commercial properties and boundary structures in the responsibility of the owner.

The City of Albany Heart Safe Project aims to increase the number of Automated External Defibrillators (AED's) in our community. AED's in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest improve survival prospects by enabling timely access to defibrillation. The AED's are designed to allow non-medical personnel to save lives.

Businesses and organisations can purchase an AED at a discounted rate through the City of Albany's Heart Safe Program which includes a 45minute awareness training delivered by St Johns. For more information, contact the Senior Community Development Officer on 6820 3023 or by email.

Heartsafe AED's can be found at the following locations:

 Company Location
 Aboriginal Health Services  61 Serpentine Road, ALBANY
 Albany Airport  Albany Hwy, ALBANY
 Albany Amcal Chemist  262-264 York Street, ALBANY
 Albany Bowling Club  Barrett Street, ALBANY
 Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry  76 Collie Street, ALBANY
 Albany Entertainment Centre  2 Toll Place, ALBANY
 Albany Leisure & Aquatic Centre  Barker Road, ALBANY
 Albany Public Library  221 York Street, ALBANY
 Albany Senior Citizens Centre  122 Grey Street, ALBANY
 Allambie Park Cemetery  241 Lower King Road, ALBANY
 Bayonet Head Shopping Centre  206 Lower King Road, ALBANY
 Bethany Funeral Home  1 Prior Street, ALBANY
 Bornholm Fire Brigade  Bornholm Fire Shed, Lower Denmark Road, BORNHOLM
 CBH Albany (workshop)  72-152 Princess Royal Drive, ALBANY
 City of Albany offices  102 North Road, ALBANY
 Discovery Bay (Whaleworld)  Frenchman Bay Road, ALBANY
 Dog Rock Shopping Centre  302- 334 Middleton Road, ALBANY
 Dome Café  70 Albany Hwy, ALBANY
 Emu Point Sporting Club  2 Birss Street, EMU POINT
 Great Southern Grammar School  244 Nanarup Road, LOWER KALGAN
 Great Southern Institute of Technology  Anson Road, ALBANY
 Havana Villas  Firth Street, EMU POINT
 IGA Spencer Park  1 Hardie Road, SPENCER PARK
 IGA York Street  147 Lower Stirling Terrace, ALBANY
Lotteries House 211-217 North Road, CENTENNIAL PARK
 Main Roads WA Great Southern  2 Kelly Street, ALBANY
 Middleton Beach Bowling Club  Garden Street, ALBANY
 Middleton Beach Holiday Park  Middleton Road, ALBANY
 Mount Romance Sandalwood Factory  2 Down Road, ALBANY
 National Anzac Centre  Forts Road, ALBANY
 Princess Royal Fortress  Forts Road, ALBANY
 Railways Football Club  Lockyer Avenue, ALBANY
 RSM  61 Peels Place, ALBANY
 University of WA Albany Centre  35 Stirling Tce, ALBANY
 Vestiga  Findlay Street
 WA Country Builders  96-101 Stirling Terrace, ALBANY

There are many things you can do to ensure your safety in the home. Some tips include:

  • Ensure all windows and doors are locked before leaving your home
  • Mark your valuables with your drivers licence number
  • Install external motion sensor or reactive lighting
  • Install a lock on your letterbox to ensure that documents which contain personal data cannot be stolen.
  • Ensure that all poisons are out of children's reach or in a locked cupboard
  • Never let a stranger in to your home - always check their identity first

For more information on home security and burglar prevention visit Neighbourhood Watch

Strike II Youth Drop in Service

Albany PCYC provides a range of activities 7:30pm - 9:30pm every Friday night for young people to 'hang out' with friends and participate in a wide range of activities.

Activities on offer include movie nights, basketball, indoor soccer, cooking plus much more and includes free transport home at the end of the night.

For details contact Albany PCYC on 9842 1716

The Strike II program was awarded the inaugral WA PCYC's Youth Program Excellence Award.

The City of Albany is a participant in WALGA's Road Ribbon's for Road Safety campaign which will run from Sunday 18 November 2018 to 4 January 2019.

The campaign is aligned to 'Towards Zero' WA's road safety strategy 2008-2020.

Anyone can participate in the campaign by:

  • Wearing a road ribbon available from the City of Albany North Road Administration building, Albany Visitors Centre, Albany Airport, Albany Leisure & Aquatic Centre or Albany Heritage Park.
  • Downloading an e-road ribbon to send to families, friends and colleagues.

We encourage you to do the following to stay safe this festive season:

  • Turn off your mobile phone before driving;
  • Adapt your speed for the weather, light, traffic and road conditions;
  • Belt up when travelling in a vehicle;
  • Take a break, have a rest or if possible swap drivers;
  • If you are drinking, arrange a skipper, take a taxi or stay overnight.

Over 10 people have lost their lives on our roads this year - a number the City of Albany does not accept.

If your family requires assistance, visit our Accessible and Inclusive Communities page.