Applications for the Public Safety Infrastructure Fund grants program are now open and close Monday 25 September 2017.

The Department of Justice and Regulation’s Community Crime Prevention Unit, in partnership with MAV and LGPro, held an information forum on 9 August for council staff about principles, practices and issues for consideration in developing project proposals.

This year, the information forum was also live-streamed in a webinar format.

View the webinar here - an edited recording will be available on the website by the end of August: (External link)

You can send follow-up questions to (External link)


Guest speakers presented on the following topics:

  • Community Crime Prevention Unit: An overview of the program and outline of what’s new.
  • Australian Institute of Criminology: Key steps for developing project proposals, including understanding the problem and what might be causing it, collating evidence, what strategies will work best and developing key measures and success factors for evaluation.
  • Crime Statistics Agency: Step through examples of the kinds of data that they can prepare to support your applications.
  • Panel session: Featuring the above presenters plus Victoria Police.