CCTV for street safety

CCTV in Stonnington is part of a package of crime prevention measures we take to keep you safe. 

Cameras are located at Chapel Street precinct and Toorak Village, and there is also a rapid deployment CCTV trailer.

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The cameras operate in areas where anti-social behaviour or criminal activities are more likely to occur and aim to:

  • enhance public safety
  • deter crime and anti-social behaviour
  • reduce the fear of crime
  • identify criminal activity and suspects
  • reduce the cost and impact of crime on the community, and
  • assist in the allocation and deployment of law enforcement resources.

Our other crime prevention measures include: local policing, liquor licensing, local laws, planning controls, public place lighting and urban design, education programs and initiatives of the Liquor Accord and Community Safety Committee. 

Protecting your privacy

Signs are installed near the cameras in the Chapel Street precinct and Toorak Village, and on the CCTV trailer to advise that CCTV is in operation.

The use of CCTV is governed by procedures in our Code of Practice(DOC, 958KB) to:

  • ensure the privacy of individuals is protected
  • ensure cameras are used only for their designated purpose, and
  • protect the rights of individuals.

Footage

Footage from the street network is stored at the Prahran Police Station and footage from the CCTV trailer stored at Malvern Police Station. The CCTV system automatically downloads and records data which is retained for a minimum period of 31 days. If no request has been made to view or access the footage during this period it is destroyed.

Requests from the public in relation to a criminal matter should be directed to:

Victoria Police
Prahran Police Station,
396 Malvern Road, Prahran 3181
Phone: 9520 5200
Email: prahran.uni@police.vic.gov.au

Contact us

Enquiries in relation to any aspect of the management, operation or monitoring of the program may be made to:

CCTV Program Manager, City of Stonnington
Phone: 8290 1333
Email: council@stonnington.vic.gov.au

Complaints

If you believe the Community Safety Camera Program has been improperly used against you or someone you know, you can make a formal complaint in writing to:

Privacy Officer, City of Stonnington
PO Box 58 Malvern, Victoria 3144