A safe community

Under its Crime Prevention Plan, AlburyCity is undertaking 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 which meets quarterly to introduce practical solutions to alcohol-related problems in the local community. Those interested in becoming a part of the accord can contact AlburyCity's Community Safety Officer on 02 6023 8111.

Alcohol Free Zones & Alcohol Prohibited Areas

Alcohol Free Zones relate to streets, footpaths and Council owned car-parks. Alcohol Prohibited Areas relate to parks within Albury. Within these areas, Police have the right to seize and tip out alcohol.

To enable everyone to enjoy the city safely, Albury CBD and Lavington CBD are alcohol-free zones, apart from exempt areas for outdoor dining.

Alcohol Prohibited Areas include QEII Square and Gertrude Colquhoun Park. If you wish to hold a wedding, an event, a conference etc in one of these parks, and you would like to have alcohol at your event, AlburyCity may be able to grant you an exemption. For further information on exemptions contact AlburyCity Customer Service on 02 6023 8111

Albury Botanic Gardens is an Alcohol Prohibited Area. If you are planning an event in the gardens that involves alcohol at this venue AlburyCity may be able to provide you with an exemption. For further information contact the Gardens Office on 02 6043 5698 or AlburyCity Customer Service on 02 6023 8111.

Noreuil Park is an Alcohol Prohibited Area on Australia Day, every year, from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm, to allow for a family friendly fun day in the park.

The following maps highlight the Alcohol Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas in Albury.

Night Rider bus

The Night Rider bus runs from Dean Street to residents' homes in Albury and Wodonga from 1.30am to 5.00am on New Year's Eve and Albury Gold Cup.
Catch the bus for $5.00 per passenger and be dropped off at your door. 
The initiative aims to give people a safe transport alternative and encourages them to leave the car at home. 

Some licensed venues also provide their own safe transport options.

Secure taxi ranks

To improve safety for people socialising in the Albury CBD, the Dean Street and Olive Street taxi ranks are monitored by security guards employed by the Ministry of Transport from 11.00pm to 5.30am on Friday and Saturday nights. This initiative is supported by AlburyCity and the Albury Liquor Accord.

Graffiti management

Prompt graffiti removal is best practice in reducing graffiti vandalism, as it diminishes the level of recognition and reward.

Before removing graffiti you should, if possible, photograph the damage as evidence and report the incident via the Police Assistance Line on T: 131 444 or directly to Albury Police on T: 02 6023 9299.

You can collect a free graffiti removal kit from AlburyCity Customer Service by providing the police report number from your report of the graffiti.

Further information.