Community Safety

Creating safe, vibrant communities is an important part of supporting the health and wellbeing of people in Whitehorse. A sense of safety can be affected by how we perceive and feel about a place as well as what we witness in that place. As a Council we work with partners across different sectors to address issues which impact on our sense of safety.

Community Support Register

The Whitehorse Community Support Register is a free program run by accredited volunteers. The program is a collaboration between Victoria Police and Whitehorse Churches Care. It helps seniors living in Whitehorse to feel safe and connected to their community.

Once on the register, participants are offered regular phone calls to check their welfare. The register contains important information that can be used by emergency services.

The Whitehorse Community Support Register gives residents, relatives and friends peace of mind, knowing that someone is watching out for their welfare.

The register is operating out of the community space at Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre between 10 am and 12 noon from Monday to Friday:

Shop 215A, Level 2, Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre (opposite Australia Post), 270 Canterbury Road, Forest Hill VIC 3131

For more information or to join please contact Whitehorse Churches Care on 1800 954 772 or

Community Safety Facts

Community Safety

Whitehorse is a relatively safe community, with crime rates lower than the Eastern Metropolitan and State averages.