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Community safety

Community safety is about how safe people feel and is an important issue of public concern that impacts upon all those who live, work, visit and do business within Marion.

The City of Marion is committed to providing a safe community and has developed a Community Safety Plan (see link below) which works towards creating a safer environment. The following are the key priority areas of the plan:

  •  Strengthening Community and Partnerships
  •  Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods
  •  Alcohol, Drugs and Anti Social Behaviour
  •  Graffiti Management

Safety resources

The South Australian Police have safety and security advice resources available on many topics including:

  • Personal safety
  • Internet safety
  • Identity theft and fraud
  • Home safety
  • Property security
  • Business safety and security
  • Holiday safety
  • Vehicle security

To obtain this information please visit the South Australian Police website.


You can play an important role by joining a local WatchSA group. WatchSA is a program organised by the community in partnership with the South Australian Police.

The essence of WatchSA is to encourage people to think 'crime prevention' in their own neighbourhood and to take positive steps to stay safe and to prevent themselves and their neighbours from becoming victims of crime.

For more information about your local WatchSA group, contact your local police station.

Dry zones

The City of Marion has a number of dry zones. These are areas that have been declared alcohol free to reduce alcohol related public anti social behaviour and increase the sense of safety in the community. Dry zones are enforced by the police.

For information relating to Dry Zones within the City of Marion visit our dry zone regulation page.

Graffiti prevention and removal

The City of Marion acknowledges and accepts that graffiti is a crime that defaces the clean and safe image of this City. Marion Council’s Graffiti Prevention Program aims to prevent and reduce the incidence of graffiti.

The program operates by encouraging community involvement in the rapid removal of graffiti and the reporting of incidents to the most appropriate authority.

For more information go to our graffiti prevention and removal page.

Reporting crime

If you have information about criminal activity and wish to remain anonymous when reporting it, call Crime Stoppers or visit the Crime Stoppers website.

Further information

For further information, please contact:

City of Marion

Post: PO Box 21, Oaklands Park SA 5046

In person: 245 Sturt Road, Sturt SA 5047