The City of Canada Bay is committed to working in partnership with residents, police, community organisations, the business community, and state and federal governments to ensure the City of Canada Bay is a safe and welcoming place to live, work and visit.
Council’s Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2020-2024 was adopted by Council in November 2020.
The focus of the plan will be to:
The City of Canada Bay seeks to deliver a safe and secure local government area into the future. Residents can read the entire plan below.
Domestic violence prevention and support
Domestic and family violence is when one person in a relationship uses violence or abuse to control the other person. Domestic and family violence is usually an ongoing pattern of behaviour aimed at controlling a partner through fear. Children can also be affected by witnessing domestic and family violence.
Coercive control refers to any pattern of behaviour an abuser uses to dominate their partner and limit their freedom. It can include physical abuse and emotional abuse, but often, coercive control is more subtle. Abusers use coercive control tactics to control their partners through isolation, gas lighting, monitoring and more.
During COVID-19 domestic and family violence increased in Australia behind closed doors and in lockdown. Read more here.
Recognise the signs
Domestic and family violence can happen to anyone. To learn more about recognising if you or someone you know if experiencing domestic violence or abuse in a relationship, visit the NSW Government's Family & Community Services webpage.
Reach out for help if you are experiencing abuse or domestic and family violence, or to help someone you think may be experiencing abuse.
Responding to issues relating to children?
Burwood Local Area Command/Police Station
Phone: 9745 8499
9 Belmore St, Burwood
Ashfield Police Station
Phone: 9797 4099
14 Victoria St, Ashfield
If you are a victim of a crime, other than life threatening or time critical emergency situations, you can contact the Police Assistance Line on 131 444.
If you witness domestic violence, or if you have concerns for the welfare or safety of a family member, friend, colleague or neighbour, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Important national numbers for help
If English is not your first language, you can use the telephone Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) to speak to Help Line. TIS National is free and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call TIS on 131 450 and ask them to ring one of the Helplines listed below.
If you are deaf and/or find it hard hearing or speaking with people who use a phone, the National Relay Service (NRS) can help you Voice Relay number 1300 555 727 TTY number 133 677
SMS relay number
0423 677 767
The City of Canada Bay is a child safe community that recognises and advocates for the rights of children and young people. Our policies and procedures aim to reduce the likelihood of harm to children, to increase the likelihood of identifying and reporting harm, and respond appropriately to disclosures, allegations or suspicions of harm.
For more information or read our Child and Young Person Protection Policy, click here.