The Safety House program is a community-based network of safe places in a local area. Safety Houses can be a house, shop or a business and they can provide assistance to anyone who may feel unsafe, threatened or unsure. The program also aims to play a preventative role in community safety, providing safer neighbourhoods for vulnerable people.
The Safety House logo, a smiling house on a yellow background was chosen to represent a warm, friendly place that is easily identified. A Safety House is a place where assistance will be provided to anyone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Information on the history of the Safety House program can be found at Safety House Association of Victoria website.
Using a Safety House
Anyone can seek help from a Safety House. The three most common reasons for help being sought are:
- being lost
- being approached or followed.
To use a Safety House, simply knock on the door for assistance. Police checks are undertaken on the occupants of the premises before they are accepted as a Safety House.
How to become a Safety House
Any member of the community can offer their house or business premises as a Safety House. A Safety Householder is not expected to solve the problem, only to assess the situation and contact the appropriate person/s who could be a parent, babysitter, friend, relative, ambulance officer or police officer.
If you are interested in becoming a Safety House, please use the email form or mobile phone number below. For additional information visit the ACT Safety House Association website
|Safety House applications and general enquiries (ACT only)
||ACT Safety House Association Inc
GPO Box 1220
Canberra City ACT 2601
|Ph: 0432 499 554|
Email ACT Safety House