Safer Stonnington - Have your say!

What is community safety?

Community safety is about reducing and preventing crime and creating a community where people feel safe and connected. The safer people feel, the more likely they are to participate fully in community life.

The draft Community Safety Plan 2023-2026 provides an outline of how we will work together with our partners and the community to address issues that impact community safety.

To guide our approach, we have grouped key community safety elements into four priority areas. In practice, we recognise there is significant overlap in all four areas.

  • Analysis of key data including demographic information, wellbeing data and crime statistics.

  • Examination of Council’s current mechanisms for planning and managing community safety including governance structures, partnerships, and processes for determining priorities, developing initiatives and monitoring effectiveness.

  • Consideration of known community safety issues in Stonnington, and concerns raised by community through consultation for the development of the Council Plan 2021-25 and Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021-25, and through community safety surveys and Community Safety Committee meetings.

  • Interviews, meetings and workshops with Community Safety Committee, advisory committees/forums, service providers, business owners, Victoria Police, and other key stakeholders to identify and confirm local issues, priorities, gaps, and opportunities.

Have Your Say

Use the interactive map below to show us where you feel safe or unsafe in Stonnington.


Take our survey below to tell us what you think of the draft Community Safety Plan and help us understand how you feel about safety in Stonnington.

Safety Map

Safety Survey

In person consultation

Join us in person to learn more about the draft Community Safety Plan 2023-2026 at our workshops:

Come and talk to us at one of our pop-up sessions:

  • Saturday 14 October 2023 9:30am – 11:30am
    Central Park
  • Tuesday 17 October 2023 10am – 12pm
    Phoenix Park Community Centre
  • Wednesday 18 October 2023 10am – 11:30am
    Toorak South Yarra Library
  • Friday 27 October 2023 1:30pm – 2:30pm
    Hawksburn Village

Privacy Statement

The personal information requested in this survey is being collected by Council for the purpose of community consultation.

To find out how your personal information will be used by Council please visit the privacy policy page.

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