Cairns is a safe community however local police encourage locals and tourists alike to think about some simple crime prevention strategies to help improve your safety.
Council delivers a number of services and programs to enhance community safety.
Community Safety Program
This Council initiative is committed to creating a vibrant community where people can live comfortably and safely. The program promotes community safety and positive community relations, and focuses on crime prevention through environmental design, safety audits, community awareness and education, drug and alcohol related issues, community advocacy and more.
CitySafe CCTV operations
The CitySafe closed circuit television system is a network of closed circuit television cameras in the Cairns Central Business District (CBD) and other locations.
Graffiti prevention and management
Council is responsible for removing graffiti from community assets and infrastructure owned and/or managed by Council.