Community Crime Prevention

Crime prevention involves activities that seek to prevent crime and offending before it occurs. It includes activities which address fear of crime.

The prevention of crime requires individuals, communities, business, community organisations and all levels of government to work together.

To support local community action, this website has fact sheets, guidelines and information on crime prevention. It has information about community crime prevention grants and tips on managing crime prevention projects. You can also use our map to see where crime prevention projects are happening across Victoria.


Poster from the Help Yourself Campaign

New campaign tackles burglaries and other theft

The Help Yourself campaign, officially launched in Pakenham in August, is aimed at reducing common, opportunistic thefts.

Volunteers at the Royal Melbourne Show in 2013

Crime in the spotlight at the Royal Melbourne Show

Crime Prevention, Graffiti Removal Program & Crime Stoppers at 2014 Royal Melbourne Show

An actress from the MDAS commercial

Campaign to tackle family violence as a community problem

The Mallee District Aboriginal Service is highlighting family violence through a hard-hitting series of commercials.


Community Crime Prevention Grants are now closed. See what other grants are available now.