Welcome to Neighbourhood Watch

Just moved to a new neighbourhood and want to get involved? 

People participate in Neighbourhood Watch to be actively involved in a movement that is associated with community safety and security of neighbourhoods.  It is widely regarded that being part of Neighbourhood Watch can:

  • Reduce / prevent local crime
  • Reduce fear of crime
  • Address issues relating to antisocial behaviour
  • Create safer neighbourhoods
  • Build community spirit and cohesion
  • Reassure members of the public
  • Assist in the detection and apprehension of criminals through members providing information to the police
  • Improve quality of life and the local environment

Neighbourhood Watch Communities

Being involved in Neighbourhood Watch builds stronger and safer neighbourhoods and brings people together.

Download our Starting a NHW Network resource to get you started.

Observation Skills

What is happening? What did you observe? Do you remember what you saw? A lot of what you see and hear is important information for WA Police Force.

Watch our observational videos to assist you in determining what is suspicious behaviour.

New Participants Resources

How Safe is My Place
Starting a NHW Network
Ways to Connect
WhatsApp Invite A4 version
WhatsApp Invite A5 Version

Get involved with our NHW resources

Keep up to date via Facebook

Frequently Asked Questions

Some common questions about Neighbourhood Watch

  • The best way to get involved is simply by getting to know your neighbours. 

    You can start the conversation with our "Knock Knock" cards or by starting a "What's App" group. 

     We have resources that can help with these introductions on our "Resources" page. 

  • Once you've created your network keep communicating and connect as a community.

    Perhaps you could hold an information session where you can distribute NHW and crime prevention materials or just hold a community BBQ or picnic in your street. 

    You can contact us for further assistance- even your local council can help out :) 


  • There are volunteering opportunities with established NHW groups in the Perth metro area and in regional WA.

    There are also participation groups that spread the word about Neighbourhood Watch and connect locally

    Please email info@nhw.wa.gov.au so we can help you connect to a local group

  • Use the safety checklist in our Neighbourhood Watch brochure to make your home and apartment less inviting to would be intruders.


  • Sign up to a WA Police Force Facebook page or Twitter account to stay informed on what is happening in your community



  • If you are in immediate danger please Dial '000'

    If you are witnessing a crime occurring and require Police assistance dial 131 444

    If you wish to report suspicious behaviour you can call crime stoppers on tel:1800333000

    Crime Stoppers report