Scarborough Community Safety

We are lucky to live in one of the best in Australia and to keep it that way, we are making significant improvements to community safety in Scarborough that you can read about here.

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Local Measures

  • Scarborough Protected Entertainment Precinct (PEP)
    • Designating Scarborough Foreshore as a Protected Entertainment Precinct (PEP), reducing violent and thug behaviour and ensuring a safer, more vibrant nightlife area.
    • Indicative Boundary Map below.

  • Scarborough Foreshore CCTV
    • The linking of CCTV on the Scarborough Foreshore to the WA Police State Operations Command Centre so police can monitor community safety in real time.

  • Policing in Scarborough
    • Scarborough Foreshore has a significant police presence during busy periods to protect our community.

    • We are delivering 950 additional WA Police officers over the next four years to help deter and deal with crime in our communities.

State-Wide Measures

  • Investing in Police and Justice
    • We are delivering 950 funding for an additional WA Police officers over the next four years to help deter and deal with crime in our communities.
    • Delivering more than $90 million in state-of-the-art equipment upgrades to help WA Police save time when responding to emergencies.

  • Reforming legislation to give police more powers to act against organised crime and bikies.
    • Unlawful Insignia and Anti Consorting Reforms 
    • Firearm Prohibition Order Scheme to allow police officers to ban anyone reasonably suspected of posing a threat to the community, from holding a gun licence or from living in a house where guns are stored.
    • New Legislation to Modernise WA's the Firearms Act that will disrupt and restrict the capacity of those involved in serious and organised crime to plan, support, or encourage the carrying out of criminal activity.

  • Measures tackling homelessness in WA
    • A record $2.4 billion investment in social housing and homelessness, including funding to deliver 3,300 social houses across WA, helping to provide homes for some of WA’s most vulnerable people.

  • Domestic Violence Prevention
    • The Cook Labor Government has invested an additional $150 million since coming into Government to keep victims safe, hold perpetrators to account, and stop violence against women before it starts.
    • Investing in enhancing capacity of our multi agency FDV response teams to better respond to incidents of family violence and expanding our Safe at Home program to help upgrade home security so women can stay safely in their homes after separation from a perpetrator. 

  • Seniors Security Rebate
    • The Cook Labor Government is ensuring our WA seniors feel safe in their homes by providing WA Seniors Card holders with up to $400 per household towards eligible security and safety items.

  • Increased Penalties for Assaults on Retail Workers
    • Reforms to amend the Criminal Code to create a new provision that will attract higher penalties for those who assault retail workers.
    • Penalties will increase from a maximum penalty of 18 months imprisonment and an $18,000 fine to up to 7 years imprisonment or 3 years imprisonment and a $36,000 fine. 

  • Reforms to deter repeat offenders from stealing 
    • Repeat offenders charged with low level stealing offences will now face jailtime. 
    • As the law currently stands, where a person is charged with stealing an item valued at $1,000 or less, and dealt with in the Magistrates Court, a 'fine only' penalty of $6,000.
    • The reforms remove the 'fine only' penalty limit where a person is convicted of a stealing offence, or an attempted stealing offence, and has two or more prior convictions for a stealing offence in the past 12 months. 
    • These repeat offenders will instead be subject to the higher maximum penalty of two years imprisonment and $24,000 when dealt with summarily. 


Local Government Initiatives 

The City of Stirling is currently offering residents a rebate of up to $500 for eligible safety and security equipment. 

Rebates are available for:

  • Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
  • Security screen and locks for doors and windows
  • Home security alarm systems
  • Security and sensor lighting

For more information, check the City of Stirling website. 


Reporting Anti-social Behaviour 

If you experience any disruptive issues or threatening behaviour, please do not hesitate to report to the following authorities:

  • For urgent police attendance and emergencies call WA Police on 000
  • Police attendance for non-life threating incidents call WA Police on 131 444

  • To anonymously report knowledge of criminal activity or suspicious behaviour head to https://www.crimestopperswa.com.au/ or call 1800 333 000