About the City of Perth Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Surveillance System

Although by world standards Perth is a very safe and liveable city, like any city, Perth is affected by antisocial and criminal activity. In an effort to address these concerns the City of Perth has developed an extensive CCTV system as part of an overall crime prevention strategy. The City of Perth Surveillance System is one of several initiatives designed to assist in preventing crimes against the person in Perth city. 

The stated objectives of the City of Perth CCTV Surveillance System are to;

  • to reduce crime levels by deterring potential offenders;
  • to reduce the fear of crime;
  • to help ensure a fast, effective response in emergency situations;
  • to assist in the detection and prosecution of offenders; and
  • to help secure a safer environment for the people who live in, work in and visit the City of Perth.
  • to monitor City assets and Local Government property.

The Surveillance Unit works closely with the WA Police to help ensure a fast and effective response to emergency situations and to assist in the detection and prosecution of offenders.

The City of Perth CCTV Surveillance Centre monitors over 300 cameras across the city centre, Northbridge and key public space.  Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year the centre helps to secure a safer environment for those people who live, work and visit Perth’s Central Business District and local entertainment areas.

View the CCTV locations map.

If you require assistance contact the Surveillance Centre on 9461 6611 or 9461 6666 in emergencies.

Code of Practice

The use of the Surveillance System is subject to a Code of Practice that contains the basic standards in accordance with which the City of Perth CCTV Surveillance System will be operated.

The Code of Practice contains the operational information, principles and standards with which the City of Perth will operate the CCTV cameras in public spaces, within the City of Perth boundary.