The Bendigo Safe Community Forum aims to promote and improve safety in our community.
The role of the forum is to advocate, advise, refer and act on matters identified as priority areas in the Greater Bendigo Community Safety Strategic Plan.
The creation and maintenance of safe communities is a shared responsibility. Forum members include government, non-government and community organisations including the City of Greater Bendigo, Community Health Services, Department of Human Services, Victoria Police, businesses, youth support and advocacy, family violence and community welfare groups. The forum currently meets on a quarterly basis and membership is by invitation only.
For more information, view the Community Safety Framework and Strategic Plan 2017-2021
Closed Circuit TV network
The City of Greater Bendigo in partnership with Victoria Police operates a CCTV network of 144 cameras within the City Centre.
The purpose of the CCTV system is to discourage and detect anti-social and criminal behaviour in public places and to protect public safety.
The following signage has been installed on poles advising people that they are entering an area where CCTV cameras are in operation.
Please find an example of the CCTV signage here.
Further information on the management and operations of the CCTV System can be found here.
Bendigo Liquor Accord
The Bendigo Liquor Accord is a partnership between licensees, the City of Greater Bendigo, Victoria Police and the Victorian Commission on Gambling and Liquor Regulation.
Participating licensees agree to develop acceptable practice with regard to the responsible management of alcohol. Download the Bendigo Liquor Accord Policy.
To become a signatory to the Accord, please complete the below membership form.
For more information about community safety initiatives please contact us on 03 5434 6000.