Community Safety

Stonnington Council is committed to providing a safe community for everyone who lives, works and visits Stonnington.

This includes providing;

  • Safe streets and neighbourhoods
  • Safe behaviour and social support
  • Safe transport, access and movement
  • Community strengthening and partnership.

Community safety is about feeling safe to participate in a broad range of activities. It includes minimising and preventing personal injury and crime.

Council has a number of strategies and activities that relate to many areas including providing information, addressing concerns, preventing hazards and helping reduce crime.

Police Stations 

Malvern Police Station
288 Glenferrie Road,
Malvern 3144
Ph: 03 8823 5600 
Fax: 03 9822 2469

Prahran Police Station
396 Malvern Road
Prahran
Ph: 9520 5200
Fax: 9520 5210

You can email your community safety concerns directly to:

Inspector
Local Area Commander
Stonnington Police Service Area
396 Malvern Road
Prahran
Ph: 9520 5267
Email - STONNINGTON-PSALOCALAREACOMMANDER-OIC@police.vic.gov.au

Malvern Police Station
Senior Sergeant
Station Commander - Malvern Police
288 Glenferrie Road,
Malvern 3144
Ph: 8823 5600
Email - MALVERN.UNI@police.vic.gov.au 

Prahran Police Station
Senior Sergeant
Station Commander - Prahran Police
396 Malvern Road
Prahran
Ph: 9520 5200
Email - PRAHRAN.UNI@police.vic.gov.au

For emergencies Phone 000

Visit Victoria Police's website for further community safety information.

Our current projects

Keep it Close

The ‘Keep it Close’ campaign coincided with Community Safety Month (October 2014) and encouraged people to take care of their personal belongings such as phones, handbags and wallets.Keep-it-close.jpgCarelessness or distractions can make these items easy targets for wandering hands.

The campaign was a trialled in the Chapel Street precinct in 2014 and was a partnership between Council and local Police and supported by the State Government.  Posters were installed at bus shelters at high profile locations as well as in cafes, bars, restaurants and shops.  Handbag holders were also provided to patrons to use during their visit and keep for future use.

The campaigned was trialled in the Chapel Street precinct in 2014 and will be rolled out to other retail precincts across the municipality in the lead up to Christmas 2015.

Keep it safe posters (PDF, 4MB)

Safety Mate - Late night venue posters 

In 2013 the ‘Safety Mate’ community safety statement was developed in consultation with the Youth Services Committee. Have-you-had-too-much.jpg

A set of two late night venue posters were developed in consultation with Taskforce, the Stonnington Liquor Accord and Stonnington Youth Committee for display in toilets in late night venues. The content of the posters is deliberately simple providing strategies to make a night out safer.

The ‘Time to go Home?’ posters were installed in 16 venues (hotels, bars, nightclubs and restaurants) and a total of 80 display points during July and August 2014 and the ‘Have you had too much?’ poster installed in similar venues in the lead up to Christmas and New Year 2014.

Safety Mate posters(PDF, 4MB)

Youth Booth

The Stonnington Youth Booth provides you with an opportunity to voice your opinion on certain topics which will be heard by both Council and the broader community.

Surveys

Community safety surveys are undertaken every two years to help identify key safety concerns for our community.  The information obtained assists Council to plan and respond to safety concerns raised by our community.