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Community Health and Wellbeing

Find out more about the City's health and wellbeing initiatives by clicking on the headings below. 

Public Health Plan 2018-2022

The City of Albany’s Public Health Plan (PHP) is a five year strategic plan providing a framework to improve the health and wellbeing of its community. The plan aligns with the City of Albany’s Strategic Plan and provides direction and framework for other plans and policies, such as the Age Friendly Plan, Local Planning Scheme, etc.

The purpose of this Public Health Plan (PHP) is to protect, improve and promote public health and wellbeing amongst all residents in the City of Albany. It aims to support all members of the community, across all life stages to achieve good health and wellbeing outcomes across a range of identified priority health issues.

Public Health Plan 2018 to 2022

Compassionate Communities Program

The City of Albany in partnership with WA Primary Health Alliance is working together to support communities to recognise the needs of people who are approaching end of life. The three key components of this support are:

  • Compassionate and resilient communities;
  • Practical support; and
  • Strengthening the role of volunteers and carers.

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

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 and other 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 [email protected] 

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.

Community Assistance

Albany has a number of agencies that can provide services and support for anyone requiring assistance:

Anglicare Albany
- provides a number of services including: financial counselling, homelessness support, relationship counselling, children's contact services, family and domestic violence counselling.

Albany Women's Centre
- offers women, with or without children, affected by family and domestic violence a safe refuge and support services.

Albany Youth Support Association
- provides a number of services to young people including: Young House (Youth Refuge), Reconnect (early intervention program to prevent homelessness), SHOT (Supported Housing Outreach and Tenancy), Open Access (Youth Art Studio) and Youth Outreach Program (youth workers to support young people experiencing crisis.

Carers Services Directory
- an online, searchable directory of services which will allow West Australian carers to easily access information on the services and support available to them.

Community Living Association
- provides support for people with disability and their families and carers.

Disability Services Commission (Albany Local Area Coordination)
- provides support for people with disability and their families and carers.

Foodbank Albany- does not provide direct aid, but rather works in cooperation with a network of community based non-profit partner organisations that serve individuals and families in need. Contact Albany Foodbank on 9842 6645 who can refer you to a local agency that can assist you with accessing their services.

headspace Albany
- supports young people aged 12 - 25 who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns and/or substance use issues, and their family and friends.

Meals on wheels
- delivers meals to the homes of frail older people and younger people with disabilities.

My Aged Care
- established by the Australian Government to help seniors and their families and carers navigate the aged care system.

Narcotics Anonymous
- is a self-help group for addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.

- provides support and services to those whose lives are affected by drugs and alcohol.

Rainbow Coast Neighbourhood Centre
- provides a range of services for families and carers of children 0-5 years and individuals, and coordinate the Albany Community Garden.

Salvation Army
- community relief services, as well as a number of programs.

Shalom House
- provides shelter based crisis accommodation for men aged 18+ for men experiencing homelessness, or at risk of experiencing homelessness; drop in space, and community garden.

Southern Aboriginal Corporation
- provides a range of services to indigenous families including: employment, family violence prevention legal services, community and health services and housing support.