Health and Safety

Runner by the Tamar River

The City of Launceston encourages a healthy and safe municipality. 

This section has information that will help residents achieve this. 

Some other initiatives aimed at improving community well-being include:

Launceston Safer Communities Partnership

The Launceston Safer Community Partnership (LSCP) is an inter-organisational partnership which addresses community safety issues as they relate to the greater Launceston area.

LSCP Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month from 9am to 10.30am at Town Hall. 

For any community safety queries, please contact the Chairperson of LSCP by post: PO Box 396, Launceston. 

Alternatively, contact our Community Development department on 03 6323 3219 or email

Lock it or Lose it

The Lock it or Lose it initiative is a community safety campaign by the Launceston Safer Communities Partnership which encourages motorists to ensure sure they lock their cars, with the aim of reducing the occurrence of opportunistic theft.

As part of the campaign, posters and footpath stickers remind residents and tourists alike to lock and hide their valuables when parking their cars.

The Launceston Safer Communities Partnership approached Launceston College media students to create a short television advertisement to support the campaign. Three media studies teams took on the challenge and their videos can be sen below. 




Car Security Begins At Home

The car security begins at home campaign (Operation Bounce Back) was launched in June 2017 in Launceston as an initiative of the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council and the City of Launceston. The message was widely promoted through signage on a Metro bus side, at Launceston Village Cinemas, on Southern Cross TV, University of Tasmania stadium, via social media and City of Launceston website. Participation of Launceston College Media students enabled the creation of a 30 second video advert competition which toured seven different community places in and around Launceston CBD and suburbs and were screened on Southern Cross TV.


CarsafeBond from Launceston College on Vimeo.

DontStealMyKeys from Launceston College on Vimeo.

KevinsStillGotIt from Launceston College on Vimeo.

UltimateKey from Launceston College on Vimeo.

MrRoundman from Launceston College on Vimeo.


Safe Summer in Launceston

This short publication is an initiative of the Launceston Safer Communities Partnership (LSCP). By no means exhaustive, it aims to provide all in Launceston, visitors, residents, students about the many simple things they can do to keep safe over summer. It provides key contact numbers, information for online and personal security, safe partying, road safety, fire safety and flood education material.

Safe Summer book(PDF, 1MB)