Community Safety


Crime 

Under our Crime Prevention Plan, we’re taking the following actions to reduce crime in Albury.

Drugs and alcohol

The Albury Wodonga Community Drug and Alcohol Action Team works to reduce the local impact of drug and alcohol misuse by engaging with organisations and community groups on local projects and identifying opportunities to improve services.

Albury Liquor Accord

The Liquor Accord is a voluntary, industry-based partnership that’s implementing practical solutions to alcohol-related problems in our community.

If you’re interested in joining the accord, contact our Community Safety Officer on 02 6023 8111.

Alcohol-free zones and alcohol-prohibited areas

So that everyone can enjoy the city safely, Albury has alcohol-free zones (certain streets, footpaths and AlburyCity-owned car-parks) and alcohol-prohibited areas (certain parks). Within these areas, police have the right to seize and tip out alcohol.

Albury CBD and Lavington CBD are alcohol-free zones, apart from exempt areas for outdoor dining.

Alcohol-prohibited areas include QEII Square, Gertrude Colquhoun Park and Albury Botanic Gardens.

If you want to hold a wedding, conference or other event in one of these parks and would like to have alcohol at your event, contact AlburyCity Customer Service on 02 6023 8111 to ask for an exemption.

Noreuil Park is an alcohol-prohibited area on Australia Day every year from 9.00am to 9.00pm, to allow for a family friendly fun day in the park.

Maps showing alcohol-free zones and alcohol-prohibited areas

Night Rider bus

The Night Rider bus is a safe transport alternative that encourages people to leave the car at home on big nights out.

You can catch the Night Rider bus from Dean Street to your house in Albury or Wodonga from 1.30am to 5.00am on New Year’s Eve and Albury Gold Cup day. It costs $5.00 per passenger and you’ll be dropped off at your door.

Some pubs, clubs and other licensed venues also provide their own safe transport options.

Secure taxi ranks

AlburyCity and the Albury Liquor Accord have arranged for Ministry of Transport security guards to monitor the Albury CBD’s Dean Street and Olive Street taxi ranks from 11.00pm to 5.30am on Friday and Saturday nights.

Graffiti

Promptly removing graffiti is the best way to discourage graffiti vandalism, as it reduces recognition and reward.

Before you remove graffiti, please photograph the damage as evidence and report the incident via the Police Assistance Line (131 444) or directly to Albury Police (02 6023 9299).

You can collect a free graffiti removal kit from AlburyCity Customer Service. You will need to provide the police report number.

For more about deterring and dealing with graffiti, see the graffiti management page.