Crime prevention

Crime prevention is important for the safety of all Australians.

Safer Communities Fund

The Safer Communities Fund provides funding to address crime and anti-social behaviour through the implementation of crime prevention and security initiatives such as CCTV and lighting.

Applications under round two of the Safer Communities Fund were open from Friday 29 September 2017 to Tuesday 14 November 2017. This funding round is delivered by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs.

For further information and to apply for funding visit the Safer Communities Fund page on the website.

Crime prevention activities

The Department of Home Affairs also funds and administers a number of other crime prevention activities including:

  • Safer Streets Program – a grants program focussed on improving community safety through crime prevention initiatives such as the implementation of CCTV and lighting. The Safer Streets Program is funded as a crime prevention measure under section 298 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA). Applications under the Safer Streets Program have closed.
  • Schools Security Program – a grants program to help government and non-government schools meet security-related needs. Applications under the Schools Security Program have closed.
  • Grants to Australian Organisations Program – Crime Stoppers 2015-2019 – a grants program to assist Crime Stoppers Australia Limited to coordinate national crime prevention and detection campaigns and educate the Australian community on avenues to report crime.


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