Council is working to help the community reduce opportunities for bicycle and vehicle theft. Follow these simple practices to keep your property safe and secure.
Secure your bicycle
- Identify your bike by engraving it and alert potential thieves to this with a sticker.
- Keep a photograph of your bike with its details and special features.
- When left at home, lock your bike in a secure shed/garage or inside your home.
- Never leave your bike unattended or unlocked.
- When you lock your bike, secure it to something solid.
- Use a security device that is not easy to cut or removed.
- Secure your bike by the frame and back wheel - front wheels can be easily removed.
- Remove the front wheel (if possible) and secure it to the frame.
- Secure your bike in a busy, well-lit location where it can be seen.
- Do not leave accessories on the bike.
Secure your motor vehicle
- Remove your keys, close all windows and lock the vehicle when it's unattended.
- Install an alarm and place a sticker on your vehicle to advertise this to would-be thieves.
- Avoid leaving valuables or other attractive items in your vehicle - even if it's parked at home.
- Open glove boxes, ashtrays and storage spaces to indicate there's nothing of value hidden away.
- Park your vehicle in public areas that are busy and well-lit at night.
- Install sensor lights at your home that alert you to trespassing.
- If you have an older model vehicle, install an engine immobiliser.
- Ensure that the keys and spare keys are stored out of sight or obvious locations within your home.
How you can help
Everyone can help prevent crime in our community. If a crime is in progress, please call 000. Secure your property and report any suspicious behaviour to the police.
- To report a crime that's occurred on your property, call PoliceLink 13 14 44.
- If you have information that can help police solve a crime, contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000 (anonymous reporting).
Do you have ideas on how to prevent theft from motor vehicles? Has your car been broken into and had items stolen? Your thoughts and experiences can help council prevent crime. Email email@example.com to tell us more.