Everyone wants to feel and be safe. Safety is everyone’s responsibility and there are many things that you can do to increase your own safety, whether you are at home or out in the community.

How Are You Travelling guide


This pocket sized guide provides information on night transport and having a safe night out.
Download your copy here: How Are You Travelling brochure.pdf

It includes information on public transport and how to obtain help and information. A central city map shows locations of services including public transport, toilets and supervised taxi ranks.


Public Transport

Perth has a very safe public transport system to transport you into and out of the city. For more information on a safe journey on buses, trains and ferries please visit the Transperth website.

The safety and security of passengers and staff is a key priority for Transperth. Visit the Transperth website to view a video on how they are keeping you safe, and for tips on how you can take an active role in your own safety.

Taxi safety

Taxis are a convenient way to get around the city. There are many taxi ranks across the CBD and in Northbridge.
Learn more about taxi safety for passengers (especially females) on the WA Dept for Transport website and download Safety Tips to keep in mind when catching Taxis.

The Gathering DVD

The Gathering is an education DVD which focuses on underage binge drinking and its consequences. This hard hitting resource is aimed at stimulating discussion and was produced by the City of Melville and sponsored by the City of Perth. View more information here.

International Student Safety

The safety of international students is a concern for the community and students.

Learn more about keeping yourself and your property safe at https://www.police.wa.gov.au/Your-Safety/Safety-for-travellers

This website includes personal, transport, beach and vehicle safety information DVDs and printed information.

Handbag Safety

A new handbag safety resource has been developed by the WA Police to remind people to protect their bags and the valuable property they contain.

This resource is particularly targeted at females and contains tips and advice on how to prevent them being a victim of handbag theft when shopping, using public transport, eating out and using ATMS.

Download the resource here.

Back Pack Safe

Back Pack Safe is a joint project between the City of Perth, City of Vincent and WA Police. It was developed to raise travellers' awareness of their own safety and is an easy reference if they need help

If you are visiting Perth as a backpacker, there are many things you can do to help your visit be a safe and enjoyable experience. Download the Backpackers Safe Guide to Perth and use the following tips to help you:

  • Whenever possible, travel with a friend or in a group.
  • Avoid taking shortcuts through deserted areas.
  • Report crime to Police.
  • Don't carry excess amounts of cash.
  • Use the personal security lockers available at the hostel.
  • Mark all your valuables with identification.
  • If you are hiring or borrowing a vehicle, keep it locked and avoid leaving valuables inside.
  • Do not give lifts to hitch-hikers or strangers.
  • When you go 'pubbing and clubbing', do not leave your drink or valuables unattended.

For further information on community safety and crime prevention matters please contact the Community Safety Plan Officer on 9461 3845.