Statement of purpose

2.1 The Association is a representative organisation that leads, facilitates and supports the Neighbourhood Watch and Neighbourhood Support goal of creating safer communities.

2.2 The purpose of the Association is to:

(a) foster and enhance the partnership between police and the community and thereby improve the safety, security and quality of life for all Australians and New Zealanders;

(b) provide strategic leadership to the Neighbourhood Watch programs across the Commonwealth of Australia and the Neighbourhood Support program in New Zealand;

(c) serve as an information exchange and the primary source of communication between the Neighbourhood Watch programs across the Commonwealth of the Australia and the Neighbourhood Support program in New Zealand and to promote good practice and innovation.

(d) formulate strategies and policies that:
(i) encourage community participation in building safe and confident communities;
(ii) reduce the fear of crime and increase feelings of safety in the community;


Neighbourhood Watch Australasia Inc. – Constitution – ratified 17 July 2014, Canberra ACT

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