Community Safety Month

Community Safety Month is held every October and reminds us that we all have a role in making our communities safer.

Community organisations, schools, groups and individuals are encouraged to host and/or participate in events that promote safety within their community.  Community Safety Month aims to promote awareness about a broad range of safety matters, including crime prevention, personal safety, safe work practices and staying safe during an emergency.

Initiated in 1996 by the Victorian Safe Communities Network Community Safety Month encourages people to look at ways in which they can improve safety in their homes, work, schools and communities.

Getting involved in Community Safety Month is easy. Each year Greater Shepparton City Council develops a Community Safety Month Calendar of Events detailing relevant programs and events which will be held within Greater Shepparton during the month of October.

Community safety is everyone's business so why not get involved! If you would like more information about Community Safety Month visit the Community Safety Month website or contact Council's Community Safety Officer on 03 5832 9792.

Calendar of Events

Event Date and Time Location
Dookie Community
Safety Twilight Walk and
Monday 1 Oct
5:00pm to 6:30pm
CWA Gardens
Mary Street,
Neighbourhood Watch Meeting Tuesday 2 Oct
7:30pm to 8:30pm 
Shepparton Police Station,
Welsford Street,
Mind Your Health
Art Competition and
African Drumming
Friday 5 Oct
11:00am to 2:30pm
Maude Street Mall,
Neighbourhood Watch
Community BBQ
(3630 Concrete Jungle Skate Competition)
Saturday 6 Oct
10:00am to 4:00pm (Skate Comp)
11:00am to 1:30pm (NHW BBQ)
Victoria Park Lake,
Toolamba Food Swap
Neighbourhood Watch
Safeplate & Awareness Event
Sunday 7 Oct
9:00am to 11:00am
Colaura Gardens, 
Wren Street,
Sevens Creek Community Safety Twilight Walk and BBQ Thursday 11 Oct
6:00pm to 7:30pm 
Sevens Creek Park,
E-safety Awareness for Parents/Carers Tuesday 16 Oct
6:00pm to 8:00pm
200 Fryers Street,
Head to Head Walk
Community Event
Saturday 20 Oct
Maude Street Mall,
Mooroopna Community
Safety Twilight Walk and BBQ
Tuesday 23 Oct
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Ferrari Park, 
Echuca Road,
St Georges Road Food Festival Sunday 28 Oct
11:00am to 4:00pm
St Georges Road,
Tatura Community
Safety Twilight walk and BBQ
Tuesday 30 Oct
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Stuart Mock Place,
Hogan Street,
Mind Your Health Event Explore mindfulness practices.
Come and try sessions.
Wednesday 31 Oct
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Aquamoves Group Fitness Room,
25 Tom Collins Drive,

For full details and contact information download the flyer below or check Council's Calendar of Events.

Twilight BBQ and Awareness Events

Are you interested in how to improve the safety of your community through the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) in a neighbourhood and community setting?

Do you want to create a stronger relationship with your local Victoria Police, Neighbourhood Watch and Community Planning Groups?

As part of Community Safety Month, Twilight BBQ’s and awareness events will be occurring throughout Greater Shepparton this October.

  • CWA Gardens, Mary Street, Dookie
    1st October 2018, 5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Sevens Creek Park, Kialla
    11th October 2018, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Ferrari Park, Echuca Road, Mooroopna
    23rd of October 2018, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Stuart Mock Place, Hogan Street, Tatura
    30th of October 2018, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

For more information, contact Council's Community Safety Officer on (03) 5832 9792.