Safety

Overview

Wingecarribee Shire Council is committed to providing a safe community for its residents and visitors.

Council engages in a number of activities and initiatives.

Emergency Information

For providing GPS co-ordinates in an emergency we strongly urge smartphone owners to install and use Emergency+.  Further details can be found at the bottom of this page.

Emergency Contact Numbers 

Emergency Services - Police, Ambulance & Fire Brigade

Telephone: 000

Mobile: 112  

Hearing or Speech Impairment: 106

Website: https://www.triplezero.gov.au/

 

1800 Respect 24/7

Telephone: 1800 737 732

Chat Online: www.1800respect.org.au

Aboriginal DFV Hotline 24/7

Telephone: 1800 019 123

AIDER Service

Telephone: 02 8741 4955

Email:         aider@rfs.nsw.gov.au

Bowral Hospital

Telephone: 02 4861 0200                 

Website:     www.swslhd.nsw.gov.au/bowral

Address:    97-103 Bowral St, Bowral

Child Protection Helpline

Telephone: 132 111

Website:      www.facs.nsw.gov.au

 

Crime Stoppers

Telephone: 1800 333 000

Website:      https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/cs.aspx

 

Endeavour Energy

Telephone: 131 003 - Emergencies

                     133 718 - Enquires

Website: http://www.endeavourenergy.com.au

 

Fire and Rescue NSW

Telephone: 02 9265 2999 

Website:     https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/

Kids Help Line 24/7

Telephone: 1800 551 800

Webchat Counselling: kidshelpline.com.au

Men's Line

Telephone: 1300 789 978

MensLine Online Counselling

Website: mensline.org.au

Men's Referral Service 24/7

Telephone: 1300 766 491

Live Chat: ntv.org.au

NSW DV Line 24/7

Telephone: 1800 656 463

NSW Rape Crisis

Telephone: 1800 424 017

NSW Road Closures

Telephone: 132 701

Website:      www.livetraffic.com

Poisons Information Hotline

Telephone: 131 126

Website:      https://www.poisonsinfo.nsw.gov.au/

Police Assistance Line

Telephone: 131 444

Website:     https://portal.police.nsw.gov.au/

Police Force Community Portal

RFS

Telephone: 02 4868 5500

                    1800 679 737 - Bushfire Information Line

Website:   www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

                  www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me

 

Sexual Assault Counselling Aust

Telephone: 1800 211 028  

Southern Highlands Police Station

Telephone:  02 4869 7899

TIS - Need An Interpreter?

Telephone: 131 450

Weather Warnings

Telephone: 02 9296 155

Website: http://www.bom.gov.au/

Wires

Telephone: 1300 094 737

Website: www.wires.org.au                                                                                                                                                                  www.wires.org.au/branch/Wingecarribee

 

Wingecarribee Animal Shelter

Telephone: 02 4868 1520

Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services

Telephone: 1800 938 227

Bushfire Emergency Information

If you see smoke and there's no fire truck or firefighters, call Triple Zero.

The Rural Fire Service Bushfire Information Hotline

Telephone: 1800 NSW RFS (1800 679 737)

Website:      www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information

Do not call Wingecarribee Shire Council for bushfire information.

Follow your bushfire survival plan and remember leaving early is your safest option. 

Fires Near Me App

Download NSW Rural Fire Services fires near me NSW mobile app for real time updates on fires in the local area. 

Ambulance Service of NSW

Telephone: 000

Website:     https://www.ambulance.nsw.gov.au

Bowral Hospital

Telephone: 02 4868 0200

Website:     https://www.swslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/bowral/

Emergency Contacts

In case of an emergency (fire, police, ambulance) dial: 000

 

Emergency for Hearing & Speech Impaired

In case of an emergency (fire, police, ambulance) dial: 106
 

People who are deaf or hearing impaired can call emergency services through the National Relay Service: TTY users dial 106.

National Emergency Message Broadcaster

ABC Radio Illawarra: 97.3

Listen Live: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/illawarra/

NSW Department of Primary Industries (Animals)

The safety of your pets is your responsibility.

 

To request emergency assistance telephone the Bushfire Information Hotline: 1800 679 737

Website: https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/content/agriculture/emergency

NSW Police

Telephone:  000

Website:       www.police.nsw.gov.au

NSW Rural Fire Service

In an emergency dial: 000

 

Bushfire Information Hotline: 1800 679 737 

 

 

Weather Warnings - Bureau of Meteorology

Website: http://www.bom.gov.au/

 

Alcohol Free Zones

The Services and Infrastructure Committee of Wingecarribee Shire Council, at their meeting on 22 November 2018, declared the following streets and car parks as Alcohol Free Zones for a further three-year period between December 2018 and December 2022:

Moss Vale

  • Argyle Street (Waite Street to Valetta Street)
  • Clarence Street
  • Kirkham Street (Argyle Street to Elizabeth Street)
  • Valetta Street (Argyle Street to Elizabeth Street)
  • Elizabeth Street (Kirkham Street to Valetta Street)
  • Tuckerbag Car Park
  • Elizabeth Street Car Park
  • Kirkham Street Car Park

 

Bowral

  • Bong Bong Street (Bowral Street to Bundaroo Street)
  • Bendooley Street (Bowral Street to Bundaroo Street)
  • Station Street (Bowral Street to Bundaroo Street)
  • Bowral Street (Bendooley Street to Station Street)
  • Banyette Street
  • Boolwey Street (Bendooley Street to Station Street)
  • Wingecarribee Street (Bendooley Street to Station Street)
  • Merrigang Street (Bendooley Street to Station Street)
  • Bundaroo Street (Bendooley Street to Station Street)
  • Wattle Lane
  • Argyle Lane
  • Lamond Lane
  • Oxley Mall Car Park
  • Woolworths Car Park
  • Cinema Car Park
  • Merrigang Street Car Park
  • Banyette Street Car Park  

 

Mittagong

  • Main Street (Pioneer Street to Albion Street)
  • Bowral Road (Main Street to Pioneer Street)
  • Pioneer Street (Main Street to Bowral Road)
  • Memorial Hall Car Park
  • Main Street Car Park

 

This is the maximum period allowed under the Local Government Act (1993) although the Alcohol Free Zones can be re-established every three years.

Time Restricted Parks and Reserves 

The Council has also resolved to prohibit the consumption of alcohol between 9pm and 6am in the following parks and reserves (noting that the Police can enforce this type of Council signage under Sec 632 of the Local Government Act 1993 – Acting contrary to notices erected by councils):

Bowral

  • Corbett Gardens
  • Memorial Park
  • Loseby Park
  • Settlers Park
  • Cherry Tree Walk

 

Mittagong

Mittagong
  • Lake Alexandra
  • Ironmines Oval
  • Winifred West Park

 

Moss Vale

  • Leighton Gardens
  • Bevan Badgery Park
  • Rotoract Park

 

 

The declaration of these Zones reflects concern that there is anti-social and irresponsible behaviour arising from the consumption of alcohol on the streets and car parks listed.

Alcohol Free Zones

The Alcohol Free Zones will be operational from December 2018 - December 2022 and/or when the Alcohol Free Zone locations are adequately signposted 

Refer to the attach documents below for Alcohol Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Zones in each of the main towns:

Community Safety

Wingecarribee Community Safety Committee

Council works in partnership with the Hume Area Command, local business chambers and community representatives to monitor and plan for community safety through the Wingecarribee Community Safety Committee. 

Further information on this committee can be found below:

Southern Highlands Domestic Violence Forum 

The Southern Highlands Domestic Violence Forum aims to raise awareness of what constitutes domestic and family violence and to reduce the incidence of violence, abuse and anti-social behaviour in the Southern Highlands by spreading the message of ‘RESPECT’. The forum also promotes local services available to provide support and assistance to those impacted by domestic violence.

For further information about services available to those experiencing any form of domestic and family violence, please download the below;

Wingecarribee Community Safety Plan

Wingecarribee Shire Council has an adopted Community Safety Plan. 

The Plan has been developed using information gathered from a Community Safety Survey and local crime statistics and has been prepared in consultation with the Wingecarribee Community Safety Committee and the Hume Area Command.

The plan identifies four key community safety issues for the community and details how Council will work with relevant stakeholders to respond to and enhance community safety in the Wingecarribee Shire.

The plan can be viewed below: 

Car Security 

You can help ensure that your car is safe and secure by following these car simple security tips: 

Bushfire Neighbourhood Safer Place

A Neighbourhood Safer place is designed to be a place of last resort in bush fire emergencies only. 

Below is a list of Neighbourhood Safer places in the Wingecarribee Shire.

Balmoral Rural Fire Station

Location: Railway Parade, Balmoral

Facebook: Balmoral Village NSW Rural Fire Brigade

 

Berrima Reserve

Location: Corner of Old Hume Highway and Market Place, Berrima

 

Bowral CBD

Location: Bong Bong Road, Bowral

 

Bundanoon Oval

Location: Erith Street, Bundanoon

 

Bunnings Car Park

Location:  Tyree Place, Braemar

 

Casburn Park

Location: Railway Parade, Wingello

 

Coles Express Suttons Forest Service Stations (North and South)

Location: Hume Highway, Sutton Forest

 

Colo Vale Community Hall

Location: 28 Railway Avenue, Colo Vale

Website: http://colovalecommunity.org.au/the-memorial-hall/

 

Exeter Oval

Location: Exeter Road, Exeter

 

Gantry Place, Willow Vale

Location: Gantry Place, Willow Vale

 

Hill Top RFS Station

Location:  West Parade, Hill Top

Facebook: Hill Top RFS

Lackey Oval

Location: Lackey Road, Moss Vale

 

Loseby Park

Location: Corner of Sheffield Road and Park Road, Bowral

 

Penrose Rural Fire Station

Location: Crn Kareela Road & Penrose Forest Road, Penrose

 

Roberston Community Centre

Location: Caalong Street, Robertson

 

Welby Hall

Location: Currockbilly Street, Welby

 

Winifred Reserve

Location: Regent Street, Mittagong

 

Yerrinbool RFS Station

Location: Everest Street, Yerrinbool

Facebook: Yerrinbool RFS Station

 

 

Remember:

  • Your safest option will always be to leave early.
  • People with special needs, such as the elderly and people with a disability, should always leave before the threat of bush fire.
  • If it is unsafe to leave the area or stay and defend your property, and the path is clear, you should move to your pre-identified Neighbourhood Safer Place, or other safer location, prior to the impact of a bush fire.
  • Be aware that when you are travelling to your Neighbourhood Safer Place there may be heavy smoke and poor visibility.
  • It is important that you are familiar with the area. Gather at the Neighbourhood Safer Place location and remain there until the bush fire threat has passed.
  • The conditions at the Neighbourhood Safer Place may be uncomfortable and you may be affected by heat, smoke and embers.
  • Water, toilets and food may not be available at the Neighbourhood Safer Place and emergency service personnel may not be present.
  • Neighbourhood Safer Places are not intended for pets and livestock.

For further information on Neighbourhood Safer Places visit the NSW Rural Fire Service website

Love Bites

LOVE BiTES aims to provide young people with a safe environment to examine, discuss and explore respectful relationships. All Love Bites programming takes a strength-based approach and views young people as active participants who are able to make choices for themselves and their relationships when supported with information and opportunity for skill development.

LOVE BiTES education is focused on three critical areas for learning:

  • Knowledge: youth-led collaborative learning
  • Attitudes: critical thinking and decision-making and
  • Behaviours: problem solving and communication skills

The overall aims of the programming are to equip young people with the knowledge needed to have respectful relationships, encourage and develop their skills in critical thinking and assist them in being able to problem solve and communicate effectively. When equipped in these areas, NAPCAN believes that young people can make the right choices for themselves and their relationships that are free from violence and abuse.

Wingecarribee Shire Council plays the lead role in coordinating Love Bites programs across the LGA to ensure that the program is consistent and professionally presented. This also supports the feedback requirements of NAPCAN to have the program regularly reported against for continual improvement.

Further Information

Contact: Youth Liaison Officer

Telephone: 02 4868 0888

Email: mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au