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Community Health and Safety

Community Health and Safety

Community Safety

Gunnedah Shire Council has long recognised the value of working collaboratively to prevent crime and enhance community safety.  Council acknowledges that matters of law and order cannot be solely the responsibility of the Police and state agencies. The community and local government can work together to help make our Shire a safe place.


If you have any questions related to the above topics or wider community safety issues please contact Council’s Community and Social Planner on 02 6740 2100.


State Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN) PDF

Report Crime

It is very important that all crimes are reported. Correct information about how many and what types of crimes are occurring in the community helps Police to protect residents...

Gunnedah Crime Prevention Working Group

The Gunnedah Crime Prevention Working Group was formed in 2000 and is an advisory group of Council that meets bi-monthly. The Working Group adopts a whole of community approac...

Gunnedah Crime Prevention Plan 2018-2022

Gunnedah Shire Council places a high priority on community safety, and is reviewing its 2018-2022 Crime Prevention Plan. In formulating the new plan, Council will measure how...

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

The planning and design of residential houses, places, spaces and buildings can assist in reducing crime by the application of improvements to lighting, fencing, landscaping a...

Engravers for Loan

Residents are able to borrow electronic engravers for a two (2) week period to identify their belongings free of charge from the Shire Library. Engraving your valuables will a...

General Home Security Tips

There are many simple changes you can make to lessen the risk of crime in and around your home and neighbourhood. Practical steps that residents can take to maximise home secu...

Going Away?

Travelling away or going on holidays? Don’t forget to: Let your neighbours know and arrange for them to keep watch of your property Ask someone to collect your mail regu...

Community safety audits

Council works with NSW Police, Gunnedah Shire Crime Prevention Working Group and community groups, sports clubs and other partners to conduct community safety and crime preven...