City safety

The City of Adelaide is committed to ensuring that the city is safe and welcoming for residents and visitors.

A range of safety initiatives are delivered, working in collaboration with the community and other stakeholders. The work focuses on enabling communities to increase actual and perceived safety by strengthening neighbourhood connections, reducing social isolation and improving wellbeing and resilience. Initiatives cover subjects such as:

Alcohol

Intoxication by alcohol can lead to anti-social and sometimes dangerous behaviour.

The city streets and squares are therefore dry areas 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. This means it is illegal to consume alcohol or carry an open liquor container in public space.

The Adelaide Park Lands are a designated dry area between 8:00 pm and 11:00 am the next day. If you wish to consume alcohol during the times that it is designated as a dry area, you must apply for a liquor licence through the State Government Consumer and Business Services.

CCTV

For your safety, the City of Adelaide owns and maintains the City Safe CCTV network across the Adelaide city centre and North Adelaide. This network is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a branch of SA Police.

After midnight transport

After a big night out in the city on a Saturday night, it’s reassuring to know you can get home safely. In conjunction with Adelaide Metro and SA Police, the city has four premium stops which bus services to major outer suburbs. The stops all have upgraded lighting, CCTV and a regular police presence.

Learn more about after midnight services on the Adelaide Metro website.

Designed for safety

The City of Adelaide utilises internationally recognised Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles when planning public space development and assessing private development applications. 

CPTED is about designing safer, more welcoming places for people to live, work and play.

Need more information?

For more information view the City of Adelaide's Safer City Policy.

For any further enquiries on City of Adelaide safety initiatives, please contact the Customer Service Centre.

08 8203 7203