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) per application. Minimum application: $10,000.

Who can apply?

Victorian councils only.

Councils may apply for funding on behalf of the community organisations that own or manage facilities that are widely used and are freely accessible to all members of the local community.

To apply

Applications for 2017-18 are now open and close at 4.00pm on Monday 25 September 2017. Late applications cannot be submitted.

A full list of projects funded since this program commenced can be found on the Funded projects listing on this website.

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).

APPLY NOW (External link)

Information Forum

An information forum for council staff on the Public Safety Infrastructure Fund grants will be held in Melbourne on Wednesday 9 August 2017. The event will also be live-streamed in a webinar format.

The forum will include an overview of the PSIF program and presentations from the Australian Institute of Criminology, Crime Statistics Agency and Victoria Police. Key speakers will give tips, advice and issues for consideration in developing project proposals. Registrations are essential to attend the forum in Melbourne or to access the webinar.

Register now

Videos of the presentations from the forum will also be made available on our website after the event.


For general enquiries about these grants, email (External link) or phone 1300 221 249.

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

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