Keeping our community safe

October is Community Safety Month – a reminder that we all have a role to play in making our communities safer.

Based on crime statistics, Boroondara is one of the safest local government areas in Victoria. In our 2020 community health and wellbeing survey, 92% of participants agreed with the statement that 'Boroondara is a safe community'. 

During the renewal of the Boroondara Community Plan 2021–2031, one in 5 participants cited personal safety and security when asked 'What’s important to you in Boroondara?'. 

Council works with Victoria Police, external agencies and the broader community to recognise Community Safety Month, continuing to foster a healthy and safe community in Boroondara.

To recognise Community Safety Month, Council will host a number of events to highlight how we can continue working together to keep our community safe. 

For details and to register, visit Get involved in Community Safety Month 2022.

A child in a fireperson suit in front of a fire truck

Emergency Services Family Fun Day 

Bring the family to Boroondara Farmers Market to meet emergency services workers, see inside their vehicles and enjoy activities for all ages. 

When: 8 am to 12:30 pm, Saturday 15 October

Where: Boroondara Farmers Market, Patterson Reserve, Hawthorn 

Community Safety Pop-ups 

Connect with Victoria Police and Boroondara Neighbourhood Watch at a local Community Safety Pop-up. Held at various locations throughout October, these informal sessions let you hear from the experts and discuss issues that are important to you. 

Storytime and safety 

Come along to a storytime session at Camberwell Library with a special guest reader from Boroondara Police and listen to some important safety messages for children. 

Road safety education 

Tune in to an online parent information session with Kidsafe on child injury prevention, or book a Play and Ride session at Kew Traffic School, with free child car-restraint fittings and safety checks available on the day.