Safe Communities

Safe Communities

If 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 that aim to increase community safety.

These initiatives range from an extensive public space CCTV network to 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

Safer Albany Plan

The Safer Albany Plan replaces the City's Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2008-2013 and directs the City's activities in relation to safety and identifying opportunities to make our community safer in the future. 

A copy of the plan can be downloaded below.

 Safer Albany Plan

If you have any questions or queries, please contact the Community Development Team on 6820 3023. 


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 artwork.

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

If you are a victim of graffiti, we encourage you to report the graffiti 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. The kits are available via pre-arrangement with the Albany Public Library. To order your kit for collection complete this online form: 

Application for a FREE graffiti removal kit.

These kits are only available for victims of graffiti who have reported the incident to the Goodbye Graffiti Website/Hotline, or to WA Police and have a copy of their report number. 

Instructions for the applicant before completing the form

Before proceeding with this application, please ensure you have on hand the incident report number you were provided when reporting the incident.

If you haven't reported the incident, please visit the Goodbye Graffiti Website


I hereby acknowledge that the Graffiti removal kit which will be provided to me for the removal of graffiti from my personal property only and that using these kit may damage sensitive surfaces and that I should test this product on an inconspicuous spot before using the kit.

The City of Albany accepts no responsibility for any damage caused by using this product to buildings or surfaces.

I will read the Material Safety Data Sheet and will use the safety equipment provided with the kit for my own protection.

Do you agree with the waiver?



After completion of the form, you will be notified when the kit is ready for collection from the Library. Please allow a minimum of three business days.

If you need assistance with the form or have any questions or queries contact the Community Development Team on 6820 3023 or email 

WA Police have developed the handy guide below to assist with the removal of graffiti from a range of services.

WA Police Handy Graffiti Removal Guide

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 is the responsibility of the owner.

Heart Safe Program

The Albany Heart Safe Program was developed in 2013 and has led to the installation of over 100 life-saving defibrillators across the Albany community. St John Ambulance has further extended this program to not only increase the number of defibrillators in our community but to also improve the access to the devices during an emergency. 

The majority of Albany's defibrillators are now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the use of a special outdoor cabinet. Access to the cabinets will be provided by 000 during an emergency.

To see the nearest defibrillator to your location download the St John First Responder app. This FREE app provides comprehensive first aid guides, a directory of defibrillator locations, and a "call 000' feature that automatically sends your exact GPS location to the St John Ambulance State Operations Centre when calling within WA.  

For more information on the First Responder app click on the link below:

First Responder App - Frequently Asked Questions

Safety in the home

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 driver's licence number
  • Install external motion sensor or reactive lighting
  • Install a lock on your letterbox to ensure that documents that 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 into your home - always check their identity first

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

Community Assistance

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