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.

If you do require help for yourself or another person in an emergency knowing who to call and providing details of your location is important to save time and receive help quickly.  Carrying a mobile phone and installing this Ap http://emergencyapp.triplezero.gov.au/ can help you do this. 

How Are You Travelling guide

How Are You Travelling? 

This pocket sized guide provides information on night transport and having a safe night out.

Download your copy here: PDF icon How Are You Travelling brochure.pdf(501 KB)

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.

Back Pack Safe

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 including the followng:

  • 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.

WA Police also have many resources to help you to stay safe.  

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