Community and Road Safety
Community Safety is about the quality of life in Camden. It promotes a community culture of safety and well-being by addressing community and lifestyle issues through good design and use of appropriate materials, education, plus the effective management and enforcement of our public places. Camden Council’s Strategic Plan recognises the importance of community safety to our residents and has in place mechanisms and partnerships in order to address community safety issues in our area including:
The principal objective of an Alcohol Free Zone is to prevent disorderly behaviour caused by the consumption of alcohol in public areas to improve public safety. Alcohol Free Zones can only be established by Councils in accordance with Ministerial Guidelines and the Local Government Act, and under consultation and endorsement by Police.
Camden Council works closely with Camden Local Area Command to address community safety issues in our community. Please report instances of crime to Police in the first instance. In an emergency please call 000 or alternatively contact the Police Assistance Line on 131 444. You can also visit the Camden Local Area Command Facebook Page.
Camden Council is involved in the Camden Liquor Accord and works closely with licensed premises in the Camden Local Government Area to reduce alcohol related harm and crime and to promote the responsible service of alcohol. If you are a licensed premise and would like further information please contact Camden Council's Community Road Safety Officer on 4645 5046 or via email.
Camden Council endeavours to ensure that our public spaces are safe and enjoyable places for everyone in our local community to enjoy.
If would like to report an anti-social behaviour concern, contact Camden Council on 4654 7777. To report a crime occurring at a park or reserve please contact the Police in the first instance. In an emergency please call 000, alternatively contact the Police Assistance Line on 131 444.
Camden Council facilitates various education programs in the local community in order to facilitate community safety. These include;
- In-school graffiti education programs
- Park Smart Program – to reduce Steal from Motor Vehicle offences
- Seniors Safety Morning Teas – in partnership with Camden Local Area Command and Barnes Driving School. Please contact Camden Council’s Community Project Officer, Older People and Disability for more information on the Seniors Safety Morning Tea program on 4645 5020 or via email.
Refer to the below for more detailed information:
- Road Safety
- Child Restraint Safety Checks
- Alcohol Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas
- Eyes on the Road - a monthly road safety message campaign
For more information about Camden Council's community safety and education programs please contact 4645 5046 or email.