Community safety

Community safety

Hobart is a beautiful, liveable and safe city.

Our city feels friendly and safe, but we know not everyone experiences our city this way, and we could do better.
Hobart: A community vision for our island capital - Identity Statement 3.4

We aspire to be A City for All, in which everyone feels safe and secure and can meet their basic needs.

The City of Hobart has an active role in working with community and businesses to improve the safety and perceptions of safety within our City. Community safety priorities and actions have been developed over many years in conjunction with our community safety partners.

The first Community Safety Strategy was created in 2004, with several updates since then. The most recent iteration is the Community Safety Commitment, which was developed in 2019 and reviewed in 2021.

The Community Safety Commitment 2021-23(PDF, 579KB) reflects the community's aspirations articulated through the community vision, providing a framework from which to examine community safety. The commitment outlines key partnerships and focus areas and sets out clear goals and priorities for action.

The City of Hobart makes this commitment in the knowledge that when people are connected to their community, they hear their community and care for their community, making it a safer place for everyone.