Community safety

The City of Hobart works closely with Tasmania Police and other agencies to address issues relating to crime and other anti-social behaviour.

The Safer Hobart Partnership

The Safer Hobart Community Partnership was formed in 2009 to improve safety and the perception of safety in Hobart. It is a coordinated action group that brings together key stakeholders responsible for the delivery of community safety and associated issues, including crime prevention initiatives at a senior level, to achieve effective, efficient and coordinated outcomes. 

Crime Stoppers Tasmania

Crime Stoppers Tasmania is an independent, non-profit, community organisation that assists and supports crime solving by providing safe and anonymous ways to report crime, and improve the quality of life for all Tasmanians. The City of Hobart works in partnership with Crime Stoppers Tasmania to benefit the community.

Street Teams Project

The City of Hobart has partnered with the Salvation Army Hobart and Tasmania Police to develop joint safety initiatives to improve night time safety in the Salamanca and waterfront entertainment area. 

The Street Teams Project comprises Salvation Army volunteers who walk around the Salamanca and waterfront entertainment precinct from 11 pm to 3 am on Friday and Saturday nights, providing advice, support, lollipops, thongs, etc.

The volunteers also help people to get home safely. As part of the partnership, the City of Hobart provides a security guard at the taxi rank in Castray Esplanade each Friday and Saturday night to help people safely access taxis.