The City of Armadale has developed a Community Safety Handbook to help promote a safer community. This Handbook can be easily downloaded below. Hard copies are also available from the City of Armadale Administration Centre or you can email csadministration@armadale.wa.gov.au to request that a hard copy be posted to you.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Cocooning Project

The City of Armadale CPTED pilot project is designed to reduce the opportunities of crime and to improvement in the quality of life in the entire City. 

The four main principles of CPTED are Natural surveillance, Access control, Territorial reinforcement and Space management.

You can email info@armadale.wa.gov.au to request an appointment for a free safety audit of your property.

Security Incentive Scheme

Security Incentive Scheme is now closed for 2023/2024 Financial Year

The City of Armadale's Security Incentive Scheme offers rebates to help residents improve the level of security within their home by installing security devices. Rebates up to the value of $200 (or $250 for approved concession card holders) are available for the following home security devices:

  • Home intruder alarms
  • CCTV systems
  • Keyed window locks
  • Security sensor lights
  • Security screen doors
  • Security window screens
  • Roller shutters
  • Video doorbells
  • Meter Box Security
  • Door deadlocks

Please note eligibility criteria have changed. Residents are now only eligible for a rebate every five years.

Please note that as this scheme has a limited budget, the City provides no guarantee that a security rebate can be provided to all applicants if the allocated budget is fully expended prior to the end of the financial year.

The funding for our Security Incentive Scheme has been exhausted and we are unable to accept new applications until the new financial year in July 2024.

There are many simple changes you can make to reduce the risk of crime in and around your community.

When you are home

 Some general home security tips to be aware of include:

  •  Ensure doors and windows are locked at all times
  •  Make sure your house and street number are clearly visible from the street
  •  Empty your letterbox regularly and make sure it is secured
  •  Lock all gates, garage doors and sheds when not in use
  •  Install a monitored alarm system and/or security light to deter intruders
  •  Ensure doors and windows are fitted with security screens
  •  Avoid hiding a set of house or car keys outside of your home
  •  Engrave and photograph your valuables in case of theft
  •  Record serial numbers of valuables
  •  Get to know your neighbours
  •  Become a member of Neighbourhood Watch

When you are away

If you are going away:

  •  Inform your neighbours and get them to keep watch of your property
  •  Arrange for someone to collect your mail regularly
  •  Leave a spare set of keys with a friend or family member
  •  Cancel any regular deliveries such as newspapers
  •  Set timers for your TV and lights to switch on and off at regular times
  •  Before you leave ensure all windows and doors are secure

More information and contacts

Visit the 'Working together to fight crime' page to find out about programs and initiatives you can get involved in.

Emergency contacts

  • WA Police 131 444
  • Emergency 000
  • Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000

Page Last Reviewed 29 May 2024