Community Safety Survey

Community Safety & Crime Prevention Plan draft coming soon!!

The City of Bunbury has completed surveying our community to identify the priorities related to Community Safety and Crime Prevention.

Thank you to all that participated in the surveys and focus groups. We received a huge response that will ensure the City can focus on the genuine concerns of our community.

Next Steps

We are currently analysing the resulting data, and are starting to see the trends and priorities that will be used to inform the new Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan.

The Community Safety Advisory Group (CSAG), which consists of members from community services with vested interests in the outcomes of the plan, including Police, DFES, St Johns Ambulance, Anglicare and the Department of Communities, along with City Councillors and City of Bunbury staff will help us to arrange and prioritise the outcomes that we have identified through this process.

A Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan is to be drafted by the end of June 2023.

Once finalised and adopted by Council, the 5 year Plan will help the City navigate and address the Community Safety and Crime Prevention concerns and priorities of our community.

Community Engagement


During during March - April 2023, Edith Cowan University, on behalf of the City of Bunbury undertook a community and stakeholder survey about community safety to help inform the development of crime prevention and community safety strategies in the City.

Bunbury residents, workers and business owners were encouraged to contribute to the development of the plan by completing the survey and participating in one of several local focus group sessions held about crime, anti-social behaviour and crime prevention. 

225 survey responses were recieved and dozens of people particpated in focus group sessions - numbers are still rising with a few focus groups still to occur in May. The Community Safety Advisory Group will also meet in May to assist the City with working through the survey outcomes and priorities identified through the process.

The survey is now closed and results are being analysed and used to develop a draft Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan. The Plan will outline objectives aimed at directly reducing incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour, while positively improving the community perception of safety in Bunbury.

Community safety was identified by community as the highest priority in the most recent (2021) MARKYT Community Scorecard. This is reflected in the City’s Strategic Community and Corporate Business plans (included in the Documents Library on the right-hand side of this page).