Creating safe, vibrant communities is an important part of supporting the health and wellbeing of the Port Phillip Community. As a Council, we work with a number of partners across a number of different sectors to address issues which impact on our sense of safety, with a particular focus on Family Violence and Alcohol and Other Drug use.
In Port Phillip, 95.5 per cent of residents agree that they felt safe walking alone during the day and 64.9 per cent agreed that they felt safe walking alone in their local area after dark. Council continues to work with Victoria Police and the State Government to address those factors contributing to these results.
For more information, please visit the VicHealth Indicators survey.
More data describing community safety in Port Phillip can be viewed at Crime Statistic Victoria.
Fitzroy and Acland Street precincts
St Kilda's two main shopping and dining strips are renowned for live music, arts, culture and outdoor activities. Alongside this vibrancy, instances of anti-social behaviour are present in both precincts, often associated with alcohol and drug abuse. We work closely with our outreach partners like Star Health and Launch Housing as well as Victoria Police to manage the safety and amenity of all visitors to these areas.
These monthly reports contain statistics on our and our partners efforts in Fitzroy Street and Acland Street.