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Community safety

Resources and information for safety in the community. 

Beach Emergency Numbers (BEN) system

The Beach Emergency Numbers (BEN) system is a coding system, designed to improve emergency response times by installing signs with unique numbers at beach access points. For further information click below:

Bikelinc - Connect to Protect your Bike

Thousands of bikes are stolen across Western Australia each year, many of which are recovered by WA Police.

In many cases, police are unable to return bikes to owners because there are no records of serial numbers and other features.

Creating a profile on Bikelinc gives you and your family the best chance to get your bike back should it ever be lost or stolen.

It takes five minutes to create a profile, all you need is key details including the serial number, brand, make and model.


City of Wanneroo Community Safety Guide

Crime prevention at home

There are ways to make your home less appealing to criminals.

  • Lock all doors and windows.
  • Keep fly screens locked.
  • Never leave a spare key outside. Leave one with a neighbour, friend or relative.
  • Cut back shrubbery around your home. This will make it harder for burglars to hide, and will increase visibility of your home from the street.
  • Make records and take photographs of valuables. Record serial numbers, descriptions, estimate values etc. 
  • Keep your house number clearly visible.  
  • Make sure your home is well lit at night.
  • Lock all sheds, garages and side gates.
  • Put away tools, ladders and equipment that could be used to break in.
  • Keep your letter and meter box locked.
  • Be mindful when posting information on social media; saying you are on holiday suggests you are away from home.
  • Install and use a house alarm and CCTV.

Click below to download a checklist from the WA Police that can help you assess how safe your home is:


Crime prevention for motor vehicles

  • Close and lock all windows and doors.
  • Remove valuables - mobile phones, iPods, laptops, CDs, money, sunglasses, bags etc.
  • Do not place items in your boot, console or under your front seat - you never know who is watching. If it is valuable, take it with you.
  • Do not leave loose change in view; thieves will do hundreds of dollars damage to steal small amounts of money.
  • Power cables indicate there are valuable items hidden in a vehicle. Remove these from view.
  • Never hide a second set of keys anywhere in your car. Thieves know where to look.
  • Have your keys in your hand before you get to your car. Be aware of your surroundings.

Crime prevention online

The esafety Commissioner has developed a host of resources to help everyone stay safe and connected online. These resources include advice about online scams and identity theft, keeping children safe online, and cyberbullying.

You can also find up-to-date information about scams at Scamwatch.


Disaster and Emergency Support Services

Under the Western Australian emergency management arrangements, the Department of Communities is responsible for coordinating the provision of welfare support services to people affected by an emergency or disaster.


Emergency Management

Planning ahead can prevent and minimise loss to human life, wildlife, the environment and property. The City of Wanneroo has strategic bodies and plans in place to safeguard our community and your welfare.


Family and Domestic Violence Support

Graffiti removal

The City of Wanneroo removes graffiti from City owned assets and infrastructure, and private residential boundary fencing which adjoins public land. Graffiti on City assets can be reported by clicking below:

The City is not responsible for removing graffiti from private property, schools, commercial sites, development sites, shopping centres, businesses and public utilities.

Report all graffiti to the State Graffiti Taskforce. This agency also provides advice about graffiti removal and prevention.


Heatwave information

Heatwaves have become a serious public health issue, causing more deaths in Australia in the past 200 years, than any other natural hazard.

For further information on how to stay safe and healthy in a heatwave click below:


Neighbourhood Watch

Your neighbours  know more about you than the police. That is why your neighbours are often the first to recognise suspicious behaviour when you are away.

The four crime prevention tips recommended by Neighbourhood Watch are:

  • Observe your surroundings.
  • Acknowledge your neighbours.
  • Report suspicious activity.
  • Share information with neighbours and police.

Visit Neighbourhood Watch to find out more and get involved.


Ranger patrols

The City of Wanneroo Ranger Patrols can assist with abandoned vehicles, littering and illegal dumping, street and verge parking, and unauthorised signs.

Telephone: 9405 5000 (during office hours)
After hours: 1300 138 393

For further information on the City Ranger services, please click below: