Safe City cameras and nightlife radios

The Safe City Camera and nightlife radio systems have been implemented by Council to support safety in Central Geelong.
46 close circuit TV (CCTV) surveillance cameras are installed in central Geelong to promote safety.

The cameras operate in areas where anti-social behaviour or criminal activity may occur.

The cameras are linked to a control centre.

Signs have been placed in areas where activity is being monitored and all vision is recorded.

The program aims to:
  • provide a safer environment
  • reduce crime levels by deterring potential offenders
  • assist in active intervention; and
  • assist in crime detection.

Access to footage

We own and maintain the camera system.

Data, footage and photographs of incidents are controlled and managed by Victoria Police.

Any requests for footage should be referred to Victoria Police - Geelong on 03 5225 3100. Please note that any incident must first be reported to Police before any request to view CCTV footage will be considered by them.

The operation of the camera program is governed by strict protocols and procedures designed to safeguard the integrity and accountability of the program.

Safeguarding the community

Protocols and operating procedures are in place to guide council officers, contractors, Victoria Police and other key partners in the program to ensure its aims are met and, to maintain the program's integrity and commitment to:
  • ensuring the privacy of individuals is protected
  • ensuring cameras are used for their designated purpose only, and 
  • protecting the rights of individuals.

Nightlife radios

We manage and support the nightlife radio system that enables nightclubs, police and our staff to communicate with one another when the camera system is being actively monitored. 

Our Customer Service Team can assist you with any enquiries to expand the network.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 3 December 2019