Release date: Thu 29 March 2007
Last updated: Fri 5 April 2013
The community safety section of the Victoria Police website provides informative safety tips and measures that you can take to ensure your safety. The site also provides the contact details of people who you can call for help and advice in a non-urgent situation.
The Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS) is a distinctive "wailing" siren which may be broadcast on radio, television, or public areas such as shopping centres or sports grounds. The use of SEWS is intended to attract the listener's attention prior to the broadcast of an important safety message.
Community Evacuation Information - Information about evacuating in the event of an emergency.
The road safety section touches on many aspects of driving and using Victoria's roads. Speed, alcohol and drugs, fatigue, seatbelts, mobile phones, what to do if the car breaks down, motorcycle safety, older drivers, young drivers, pedestrians and cyclists, trucks and heavy vehicles, and how to stay safe in your car are included.
This section provides general security tips, information about how to secure your home while on holidays, how to organise a safe party, tips to prevent your car being stolen and theft from your vehicle.
You can also download the Victoria Police Residental Information Kit. This includes a number of crime prevention tips and other safety information.
Here you will find information about safety while in and around your neighbourhood, safety houses and tips for children walking to school.
The Student Safety brochure highlights safety when driving, in your home, on the street and on public transport. There are tips to help you develop a safety plan.
Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Teams (SOCIT)
In this section you will find information about fraud, drink spiking, family violence, preventing homophobic crime, racial and religious vilification, identity theft, and advice for older Victorians.
Find information about securing your business with the Business Security Kit, preventing armed robbery and inform your staff about things they can do to ensure their personal safety at work.
Find out more information on how Victoria Police is working with local councils in relation to the establishment of public area CCTV programs.
Whether travelling on a bus, tram or train, there are safety systems and procedures in place to help you feel safer.
The Victoria Police Search and Rescue Squad (SARS) has created this page to provide people with information about outdoor and bush safety.
Keep your family safe online with information in this section about chatroom safety, laptop and electronic device security and online fraud.
Find out more about fraud and scams, how to report it and most importantly, how to avoid falling victim.
Melbourne Precinct Policing is about police working closely with the community to create a safer city.