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 inititaives 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
eWatch is an email-based system that connects residents to Albany Police and the City of Albany.
Residents who join eWatch will receive a monthly email newsletter with updates on crime statistics, safety initiatives and upcoming events in Albany.
For more information, or to join eWatch visit: ewatch
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.
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:
|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|
|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|
|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|
|WA Country Builders||96-101 Stirling Terrace, ALBANY|
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
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 inaugral WA PCYC's Youth Program Excellence Award.
The City of Albany is a participant in WALGA's Road Ribbon's for Road Safety campaign which will run from 20 November 2016 to 6 January 2017.
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.
If your family requires assistance, visit our Accessible and Inclusive Communities page.