Community safety and crime prevention

We work with organisations to make Darebin a safer place for everyone. Addressing family violence, gender equality and public safety.

We work to make the City of Darebin a safer place for everyone by working closely with community groups, local police and government agencies to coordinate responses to community safety concerns.

Council works within an equity and public health framework in its approach to community safety. This is informed by evidence and best practice in Crime Prevention research and addresses the built, social, economic and cultural factors that influence safety and crime.

We consider community safety through an equity lens, by considering the impacts of people, experiences and places. Find out more in the Health and Wellbeing Plan.


We're committed to supporting your right to feel safe and live free from violence. Find out about our initiatives.
Family holding hands

Family violence remains a pervasive issue for the Darebin community and is the most significant crime against the person in the municipality.

We're working on a number of safety projects, in collaboration with other organisations. Find out what we're doing and how you can have your say.
We work with organisations, such as Victoria Police and State Government departments, to help keep Darebin safe.