Being safe can mean many different things. You should feel safe during an emergency. You should feel safe at home, on the road, in your community and at work. If you are having a hard time, you should be able access the support you need.
A range of organisations in the department work to help keep Victorians safe and provide information and support to those who need it:
- Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) oversees emergency management in Victoria. EMV works with communities to prepare and plan for, withstand, respond to and recover from emergencies.
- The Community Safety Building Authority builds and upgrades important infrastructure needed to help keep the community safe.
- The Aboriginal Justice Agreement website provides information on activities aimed at improving safety for Aboriginal Victorians.
- Agencies regulate the gambling industry and provide support to people experiencing harm due to gambling
- Our crime prevention section provides information on current initiatives and activities. Local councils and community organisations can learn how to apply for a grant to deliver a crime prevention project.
- The department plays a key reform role in dealing with family violence and protecting vulnerable children. Head to the protecting children and families section for more information
- Get an update on the Victorian Government Response into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
- The Victims of Crime Helpline provides support for victims of crime
- Learn about our road safety camera program and how we enforce road safety at Cameras Save Lives .
- For information on workplace safety, head to Worksafe Victoria