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Community Health and Safety

Report Crime

It is very important that all crimes are reported. Correct information about how many and what types of crimes are occurring in the community helps Police to protect residents, visitors and businesses within our Shire.

  1. Police Assistance Line (PAL) – Phone: 131 444 - to report non-life threatening crime
  2. Emergency Services – Phone: 000 - For life threatening situations or crimes in progress
  3. Crime Stoppers – Phone: 1800 333 000 - to report criminal/suspicious behaviour anonymously
  4. Graffiti Hotline – 1800 707 125 - Free call 9am to 5pm (Council and private property related offences) Check out: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/graffiti-hotline 

When you need to report a crime or suspicious behaviour to the police always:

  • Try to be calm and speak clearly, take a few deep breaths if you have difficulty speaking
  • Follow the operator’s instructions
  • Give your name, phone number and address
  • State the problem
  • Give the location and time of the incident
  • Give a description of the persons and vehicles involved.

Being the victim of crime is stressful and can be overwhelming. The Police and telephone operators do understand that you have suffered a shock and may be stressed and have difficulty providing a report. They are there to help.

Report Crime

It is very important that all crimes are reported. Correct information about how many and what types of crimes are occurring in the community helps Police to protect residents...

Gunnedah Crime Prevention Working Group

The Gunnedah Crime Prevention Working Group was formed in 2000 and is an advisory group of Council that meets bi-monthly. The Working Group adopts a whole of community approac...

Gunnedah Crime Prevention Plan 2014 – 2017

The Gunnedah Crime Prevention Plan 2014-2017 has been developed by the Gunnedah Shire Council in conjunction with key community stakeholders including the Gunnedah Crime Preve...

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

The planning and design of residential houses, places, spaces and buildings can assist in reducing crime by the application of improvements to lighting, fencing, landscaping a...

Engravers for Loan

Residents are able to borrow electronic engravers for a two (2) week period to identify their belongings free of charge from the Shire Library. Engraving your valuables will a...

General Home Security Tips

There are many simple changes you can make to lessen the risk of crime in and around your home and neighbourhood. Practical steps that residents can take to maximise home secu...

Going Away?

Travelling away or going on holidays? Don’t forget to: Let your neighbours know and arrange for them to keep watch of your property Ask someone to collect your mail regu...

Community Health and Safety

Report Crime

It is very important that all crimes are reported. Correct information about how many and what types of crimes are occurring in the community helps Police to protect residents, visitors and businesses within our Shire.

  1. Police Assistance Line (PAL) – Phone: 131 444 - to report non-life threatening crime
  2. Emergency Services – Phone: 000 - For life threatening situations or crimes in progress
  3. Crime Stoppers – Phone: 1800 333 000 - to report criminal/suspicious behaviour anonymously
  4. Graffiti Hotline – 1800 707 125 - Free call 9am to 5pm (Council and private property related offences) Check out: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/graffiti-hotline 

When you need to report a crime or suspicious behaviour to the police always:

  • Try to be calm and speak clearly, take a few deep breaths if you have difficulty speaking
  • Follow the operator’s instructions
  • Give your name, phone number and address
  • State the problem
  • Give the location and time of the incident
  • Give a description of the persons and vehicles involved.

Being the victim of crime is stressful and can be overwhelming. The Police and telephone operators do understand that you have suffered a shock and may be stressed and have difficulty providing a report. They are there to help.

Report Crime

It is very important that all crimes are reported. Correct information about how many and what types of crimes are occurring in the community helps Police to protect residents...

Gunnedah Crime Prevention Working Group

The Gunnedah Crime Prevention Working Group was formed in 2000 and is an advisory group of Council that meets bi-monthly. The Working Group adopts a whole of community approac...

Gunnedah Crime Prevention Plan 2014 – 2017

The Gunnedah Crime Prevention Plan 2014-2017 has been developed by the Gunnedah Shire Council in conjunction with key community stakeholders including the Gunnedah Crime Preve...

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

The planning and design of residential houses, places, spaces and buildings can assist in reducing crime by the application of improvements to lighting, fencing, landscaping a...

Engravers for Loan

Residents are able to borrow electronic engravers for a two (2) week period to identify their belongings free of charge from the Shire Library. Engraving your valuables will a...

General Home Security Tips

There are many simple changes you can make to lessen the risk of crime in and around your home and neighbourhood. Practical steps that residents can take to maximise home secu...

Going Away?

Travelling away or going on holidays? Don’t forget to: Let your neighbours know and arrange for them to keep watch of your property Ask someone to collect your mail regu...