The Public Safety Infrastructure Fund (PSIF) grants (Council infrastructure grants) are for the development of public safety and security infrastructure to improve community safety and confidence in public places.

Funding available

Up to $250,000 (GST excl) for any one council. Minimum application: $10,000.

Who can apply?

Victorian councils only. 

To apply

Applications are now closed.

Types of projects to be funded

  • streetscape and amenity improvements in public areas designed to minimise the risk of crime and support safe behaviour
  • vandal resistant lighting systems and other physical security or safety measures
  • physical elements of public place Closed Circuit Television systems (CCTV).

Information Forum

An information forum for local government staff was held on Thursday 16 June 2016 with key speakers giving tips, advice and issues for consideration in developing project proposals. View the videos or download the presentation slides on the Public Safety Infrastructure Forum 2016 page.

Assistance

For general enquiries about these grants, email psifgrants@justice.vic.gov.au (External link) or phone 1300 221 249.

For technical issues when applying online, email service@smartygrants.com.au (External link) or phone (03) 9320 6888 on this website when the grants open. 

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CCTV

CCTV

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in public places can be an effective tool for crime prevention and control