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 which aim to increase community safety.

These initiatives 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

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.

City of Albany Heart Safe Program

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

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 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

Crime Prevention Initiatives

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 inaugural WA PCYC's Youth Program Excellence Award.

Road Ribbons for Road Safety

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.

Community Assistance

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