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Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV)

CCTV camera

In 2013 Warrnambool began a rollout of CCTV cameras in the city centre.

There is now a network of 23 cameras in the city centre, Lake Pertobe, Viaduct Road, the Port of Warrnambool and the railway station car park.

The CCTV system is a joint project involving Warrnambool Police, the Council and with funding support from the Department of Justice and Regulation.

Cameras have been installed in identified high risk pedestrian areas where crime had been reported, where people tended to congregate and where there were community concerns around safety.

CCTV system objectives

  • to deter crime;
  • improve perceptions of safety within the network area and late night venues;
  • reduce anti-social behaviour and vandalism;
  • improve safety at the Gilles Street taxi rank and near late night venues;
  • encourage increased community confidence and enjoyment of public spaces and retail areas within the network area;
  • support local Police in their capacity to detect and respond effectively to incidents, antisocial behaviour or escalation of identified incidents;
  • approved utilisation of the captured digital footage as evidence to assist with the identification, detection and prosecution of offenders; and,
  • increase community confidence in Police and community safety within Warrnambool.

 

Governance

The CCTV camera network is a partnership project between Victoria Police, VicTrack and the Warrnambool City Council.

Warrnambool City Council owns and maintains the CCTV Camera Network and Victoria Police is responsible for monitoring and managing CCTV images and recorded data.

Documents covering the code of practice for CCTV and operating procedures are available for download via links to the right. 

 

Requests for footage

Images captured by the CCTV cameras are recorded and stored and may be used as evidence in legal proceedings.

Requests for camera footage must be made via an application under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act to Victoria Police in accordance with normal FOI procedures.

Enquiries in relation to Victoria Police Freedom of Information requests can be made to:

Freedom of Information Office
Victoria Police
637 Flinders Street
DOCKLANDS VIC 3008
Ph: (03) 9247 6801
Email: foi [at] police [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au

NB: This office does not have a customer service counter and accordingly any contact must be made via telephone or in writing. An FOI application fee will be payable upon application.

 

Making a formal complaint

Public complaints in relation to any aspect of Warrnambool's CCTV camera network operations must be made in writing to:

Chief Executive Officer
Warrnambool City Council
PO Box 198
Warrnambool VIC 320

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