Community Safety

Council strives to provide a safe and vibrant community, by working to build strong partnerships with local communities, authorities and by implementing Council's Community Safety Strategy 2022-2026.

Community Safety Strategy 2022-2026

The Community Safety Strategy 2022-2026 aims to create a safer Bayside. Specifically, to maintain and promote Bayside as a safe, vibrant, and welcoming community, minimise crime and improve safety, including perceptions of safety, in our public spaces; and contribute to a well-connected and resilient community.

This Strategy will guide our approach to community safety for the next four years, from 2022 to 2026.

Council and the NSW Government are committed to reducing crime, and helping everyone understand their role in keeping the community safe.

What resources are available?

The following links, prepared by NSW Police and other State Government Departments, are designed to help you assess your security and provide suggestions to help reduce the risk of crime and stay safe.

Council's Role In Emergencies

Council’s role in emergency management

Council works in collaboration with emergency service organisations to ensure the safety of the community. Council is required to appoint a Local Emergency Management Officer (LEMO) who in the event of an emergency in the Bayside Council Local Government Area will act as the coordinator who will liaise with other emergency services such as NSW Police, NSW Rural Fire Service, Fire & Rescue NSW and NSW State Emergency Service. Council’s LEMO also acts as the chair of the Local Emergency Management Committee. Council provides executive support to the committee which facilitates an effective communication network with all emergency response agencies and ensures that resources will be available to respond to emergencies if the need arises.

Formal plans for emergencies

Council also coordinates the review and update of the local Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN) which details arrangements for the, prevention of, preparation for, response to and recovery from emergencies within the Bayside Council Local Government Area.

Other relevant plans include:


For life threatening emergencies call 000


For help in storms and floods call 132 500

NSW Police checklist:

Quick links:

Community Safety