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Community Health and Safety

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 security are:

  • Ensure doors and windows are locked at all times
  • Make sure your house and street number are clearly visible from the street
  • Empty your letterbox regularly and make sure it is secured
  • Lock all gates, garage doors and sheds when not in use
  • Install a monitored alarm system and/or security light to deter intruders
  • Ensure doors and windows are fitted with security screens
  • Avoid hiding a set of house or car keys outside of your home
  • Valuables should be engraved and photographed in case of theft
  • Record serial numbers of valuables
  • Get to know your neighbours

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

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 security are:

  • Ensure doors and windows are locked at all times
  • Make sure your house and street number are clearly visible from the street
  • Empty your letterbox regularly and make sure it is secured
  • Lock all gates, garage doors and sheds when not in use
  • Install a monitored alarm system and/or security light to deter intruders
  • Ensure doors and windows are fitted with security screens
  • Avoid hiding a set of house or car keys outside of your home
  • Valuables should be engraved and photographed in case of theft
  • Record serial numbers of valuables
  • Get to know your neighbours

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...