Neighbourhood Watch Monash

If life is in danger or you require urgent police assistance (i.e crime in progress), dial 000. 

For non-urgent police assistance, call the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 or report online (police.vic.gov.au).
To report a crime anonymously, you can call Crimestoppers 1800 333 000 (freecall) or report online (crimestoppersvic.com.au)

Notice: We are aware of a Facebook group called "Glen Waverley Neighbourhood Watch". Please be advised that this is not an official NHW Monash group.
Our official page is Neighbourhood Watch Monash Inc. (facebook.com/nhwmonash) and our Neighbourhood Watch Monash Community group (facebook.com/groups/nhwmonashlga).

How safe is my place? (A NHW Victoria initiative)

Hello neighbours,

Did you know Neighbourhood Watch has some fun, interactive and **FREE** tools and resources on helping residents learn where your home might be vulnerable to crime and the simple, actionable steps you can take to feel safer.

Why not check out the How Safe is My House initiative today?

Download the app or do a home security quiz to see the key risks and how you can improve. You can even get a report with security tips tailored to your home in less time than it takes to order your morning coffee.

Feeling safer starts here. Learn how to feel and be safe at your home at https://howsafeismyplace.com.au/

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Remember, if you need urgent police response (i.e a crime in progress), always call the police on 000 (triple-zero). For non urgent police assistance, call 131 444, and you can report information anonymously to crime stoppers at 1300 333 000 or online at crimestoppers.com.au. Do not report crime via Facebook or other social media.

#letslookourforeachother #nhwmonash #cityofmonash

SafePL8 - Oakleigh

Saturday 23rd March 2024

New Venue - Bunnings, Corner of Centre Rd and Warrigul Rd, Oakleigh

9:00am to 1:00pm

Have one-way screws fitted to secure your number plates. NHW in conjunction with Victoria Police, fit one-way screws to reduce the risk of your number plates being stolen. Stolen number plates are used on stolen cars used in serious crime as well as petrol theft. Donations greatly appreciated to continue our work in our community.

Volunteers – please reply to: secretary@nhwmonash.org.au

About Us

Neighbourhood Watch Monash Inc is a volunteer group administered by an LGA Committee which meets bi-monthly. Police representatives include our Monash Crime Prevention Officer S.C. Sara Coe and the Monash Inspector or representative.  

The committee also consists of NHW volunteers:

Positions Vacant: Please email secretary@nhwmonash.org.au to express your interest.


NHW Monash consists of 25 active areas which are administered by Area Managers and support volunteers. Around 700 volunteers working within Monash, hold regular meetings, produce newsletters and are involved in many community activities.

​Area Managers and their committee members also meet bi-monthly in a Sector Meeting which is a forum for these members to share ideas and organize NHW activities.  The Sector is managed by the same NHW volunteers that form the LGA Committee except that Dianne Chase is our Minute Secretary.

Please see  the Local Areas page for a listing of the meeting dates and places for the two Committees and the Local Areas, which also includes the names of, and contact details for, the Area Managers.

You can also visit our Facebook page (@NHWMonash) for up-to-date information on our latest activities and Eyewatch - Monash Police Service Area Facebook page  (@MonashEyewatch) for up-to-date information from Police .


The Eyewatch Facebook page connects your local police with the community to help assist with:

Eyewatch is currently operating in 54 regions around Victoria. With a combined following of over 347,000, the initiative is empowering Victorians to be active participants in making their community safer.

Your local Eyewatch will keep you up-to-date with community initiatives, safety and crime prevention information and general policing updates. Speak directly with your local police to be a part of the conversation.

Get involved by following your local Eyewatch page and sharing the information with your network - your local police are waiting to connect with you!​

Neighbourhood Watch Monash and the Community

NHW supports the Police in their efforts to reduce crime.

Neighbourhood Watch is a community based crime prevention program aimed at reducing the incidence of preventable crime and creating safer communities. Members work with Police to promote crime prevention activities related to home and personal safety, work at community events and assist local police in encouraging the public to report suspicious behaviour.

Monash NHW is involved in the following specific programs of crime prevention.


Safe Plate Days

Check the Events Menu to find the next Safe Plate Day. Usually at Bunnings Notting Hill (Ferntree Gully Rd)

The program involves NHW volunteers replacing number plate screws with one-way security screws which make the theft of those plates difficult. Stolen plates are used by criminals to evade tolls, in petrol theft drive offs and in more aggressive and sometimes violent criminal activities.

Safe Plate Days are usually organised at Bunnings Stores and at Shopping Centres.

News of upcoming days are posted on the Events Page and Facebook as are the reports of each of the events.

"HotSpot" Programs

1. The distribution of pamphlets on Residential Burglary and Theft from Motor Vehicles. 

This program involves targeted areas identified by the Police. New targeted areas are identified each month and a team of volunteers deliver Crime Prevention Pamphlets to those areas. Monash NHW Areas are rostered to provide volunteers each month.


2. The distribution of Business Kits and other residential information to targeted areas.

This program involves around 6-12 volunteers taken out in a small bus, usually by the Monash Crime Prevention Officer, to the targeted area where material will be distributed. Volunteers do letter-box drops for about one hour and then meet for a chat and a coffee at a local café.


Bicycle Patrols

Monash NHW has supported our local Police by purchasing two Avalanche Elite fully equipped bicycles. Police trained in the use of bicycles are able to patrol in areas not suitable for vehicles and as an effective alternative to foot patrols.

Bicycles are fitted with light sets, Echo computers, pumps and kick stands.

The Little Black Book of Scams 2023 edition

The best way to protect yourself is through awareness and education.

The Little Black Book of Scams is recognised internationally as an important tool for consumers and small businesses to learn about scams including:

Translated copies for download

Translated copies of the revised Little Black Book of Scams will be available in the near future.

Translated copies of the previous edition can be viewed and downloaded at:

https://www.accc.gov.au/about-us/publications/the-little-black-book-of-scams