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Safer Communities Program

Glenorchy City Council's Community Safety program aims to identify the priority crime and community Safety issues for the City of Glenorchy and facilitate the development of a range of strategies and initiatives to respond to the issues.

The ‘Vision’ for the City is to ensure that Glenorchy is a place where people care for each other and act together to improve the lifestyle and environment, by building a strong, safe and confident community.

This vision is reflected in Council’s community and social plans and is underpinned by Council’s Safer Communities strategy titled ‘Safe and Sound - building a strong and safe community'.

The Community Strategy focuses on the following four goals:

  • Support and strengthen all members of the community
  • Reduce violence and crime
  • Building confidence in public space
  • Address offending in ways which are effective for both victims and offenders

The group that drives these actions in the community is the Safer Communities Committee, which is a special committee of Council.


The Safer Communities Committee has representation from Council Aldermen, Tasmania Police, Crime Stoppers, RACT, Neighbourhood Watch, LINC, Karadi Aboriginal Corporation, Tasmanian Principals Association, young people, schools, local business, Metro and Red Cross.


If you would like to know more about the Glenorchy Safer Communities Program and/or have issues relating to crime and community safety in Glenorchy, please contact Lisa Rudd on 6216 6317 or


If you see something or you know something, say something

Glenorchy City Council proudly supports Crime Stoppers in helping to keep families and communities safe.


If you see something or you know something, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000


To find out more, please visit the Crime Stoppers website here



The Dangers of Distraction: Increased safety for young road usersGlenorchy City Council was successful in securing $25,000 under the State Government Community Road Safety Grant. This was a collaborative initiative supported by Hobart, Clarence, Kingborough and Derwent Valley Councils along with RACT to bring a driving simulator to Tasmania to educate students about the dangers of distraction and inattention while driving.


The objectives of the project was to:

  • Educate young people about the dangers of using mobile phones when driving.
  • Improve and develop students’ knowledge and awareness through participation in the simulator experience.
  • Improve and develop participants’ knowledge and awareness through the educational and real life learning experiences provided through the workshops.

Claremont College was one of six schools that were involved in a week-long series of Dangers of Distraction Workshops that were aimed at educating young people about the dangerous results of texting whilst driving.  As part of the funded project Claremont College students worked with a professional film company to create a short film to raise awareness amongst the broader community regarding the dangers of distraction whilst driving.  Mitchell Woolley, youth representative, on Glenorchy City Council’s Safer Communities Committee has supported the production of a short film; Mitchell praised the interactive nature of the driver simulator workshops “the hands-on experience really does demonstrate that distracted driving is not ok,” he said.


Teachers and students from Claremont College commended the driver distraction workshops.  Acting Assistant Principal, Cheryl Davis, stated that the hands-on, interactive, program was “exactly what the students needed to experience and learn from.” 


The Driver Distraction short film can be viewed below.

Safe and Sound - building a strong and safe community (2012-2015)

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