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 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. 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 in 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. 

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

To see the nearest defibrillator to your location visit St John Ambulance AED location map 

Alternatively, you can 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 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 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.