People feel safe wherever they are

The Greater Geelong community values

  • Clean, safe and fun environments for everyone;
  • Feeling safe on the streets day and night;
  • A safe, crime free and honest community;
  • Minimising the community impacts of alcohol and drug use.

Success will be achieved by

  • An active street culture involving student and café precincts;
  • Urban design that encourages activity andcomfortable open public areas in all seasons;
  • Clean streets and public open spaces;
  • Early intervention programs that promote positivecommunity attitudes and interactions;
  • Establishing security infrastructure.

Geelong After Dark

Latest project

Live Visitor Pod

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Multicultural Aged Care Services (MACS) in Geelong created an innovative and safe ‘Live Visitor Pod’ so that relatives can visit their loved ones face-to-face.

The MACS Live Visitor Pod is a converted shipping container complete with furniture, heating and cooling.

Through the smart use of perspex glass panels and cleaning protocols, the Visitor Pod allows families to visit their loved ones in person while respecting current social distancing guidelines and ensuring safety for our aged community.

For more information, visit the MACS website.

Measures of success

Indicator Current data

Perceptions of safety – 95% of residents agree that they feel safe in the area where they live.

Source: Geelong Preventative Health Survey, City of Greater Geelong. Frequency of data: Every four years
54% (2017)

Crime – Crime statistics are 20% below the state average.

Source: Victoria Police Crime Statistics, Crime Statistics Agency. Frequency of data: Annually
Criminal incident rate per 100,000 population.
Greater Geelong - 6382.6 Victoria - 5938.7 (12 months to 30 September 2018)