A safe community is everybody’s business. Everyone can contribute to making our communities safer, and helping others feel safe, by being kind, open and friendly and being committed to acting against unsafe or illegal behaviour.

Keep these numbers on hand or in your phone so you have them when you when you need them:

  • Emergencies (Police Fire Ambulance) Triple 0 – Call 000
  • Tasmania Police Assistance Line (for non-emergencies) – Call 131 444
  • Crime Stoppers (report crime anonymously) – Call 1800 333 000
  • SES (State Emergency Service) – Call 132 500

For a wide range of information, statistics, and support have a look at the Tasmania Police website.

Emergency and Incident Alerts

TasALERT  Tasmania’s online emergency warning and information system. For the latest up-to-date information about emergency events and incidents.

You can also check the Tasmania Police Community Alerts page and Tasmania Police Facebook.

Emergency Management

Council is committed to preventing and reducing the impact of disasters on our community. Information about Council’s Emergency Management including Bushfire and Extreme Weather Events  and how to prepare can be found here.

The State Emergency Service SES respond to many types of emergencies and provide assistance during severe storms and floods, in road crash rescue, search and rescue, and other rescue activities.

Safety in Clarence

Council’s Community Safety Plan 2016-2021 guides our work with our partners and the community to implement strategies and take action to improve safety, and feeling safe, for everyone in Clarence. Council’s Community Safety Plan is guided by FOUR focus areas: Personal Safety; Resilient Communities; Safe Streets and Spaces; and Powerful Partnerships. For more information about the Plan and Council’s community safety actions please contact Council’s Community Planning and Development Officer (Community Safety) on 6217 9596 or lselkirk@ccc.tas.gov.au.

Clarence Safety Programs

Current and recent programs in Clarence include:

  • Road Safety. Council has been involved in a range of road safety initiatives such as the ‘Just One Thing’ campaign, voluntary breath testing at events, Learner Driver Mentoring Program Ready Set Go; recreational trail bike education and awareness; and the digital speed trailer.
  • The Graffiti Management Program implements Council’s Graffiti Management Strategy through priorities that include: working with the community in decision making and community arts projects; creating early intervention and education opportunities; protecting against and preventing illegal graffiti vandalism; reporting incidents to authorities and removing illegal graffiti vandalism with the support of our valued volunteers. You can read about Youth Services and Council’s Graffiti Reduction activities here.
  • Our Shared Space (OSS) creates safe spaces for people of all ages to have fun, learn and share experiences and help break down intergenerational barriers. Council’s Youth Network Advisory Group (YNAG) and Positive Ageing Advisory Committee (CPAAC) work together on activities that foster connections across generations within our community and help to break down perceived ideas about youth or older citizens. Activities include recreational programs such as social eating and quiz nights. For more information on the Our Shared Space Program contact Council’s Youth Participation Officer on 6247 1230, or Community Planning and Development Officer on 6217 9597.
  • The One Community Together project is helping to create a sense of wellbeing, safety and vibrancy in the Clarence Plains area. For more information contact Council on 6217 9596.
  • Clarence Stronger Community Partnership – The Stronger Community Partnership involved Council and a number of local business, services and government organisations in working together for a stronger community. The Partnership was strategic in establishing Youth Assist, ‘Our Shared Space’ events, Trail Bike initiatives, and the development of the Community Safety Plan 2016-2021.