Reporting Crime and Disturbance
Reporting crime or genuinely suspicious behaviour is an important community responsibility. To help you report problems in the area, the following numbers should be used:
When immediate, urgent assistance is needed.
- Police - Fire - Ambulance - Phone 000
To report minor crimes such as car theft, lost property, minor traffic accidents, damage to property, stealing.
- PAL (Police Assistance Line) - Phone 131 444
For any information that might help solve a crime. If it leads to an arrest there may be a reward up to $1,000. You do not have to leave your name.
- Crime Stoppers - Phone 1800 333 000
Call the local police directly when you want them to attend a location but it is not necessarily urgent.
- Manly Police - Phone (02) 9976 8099
Manly Police also have liaison officers who are happy to talk to you about their relevant areas.
- Community Prevention Officer
- Youth Liaison Officer
- Domestic Violence Liaison Officer
- Licensing Police
- Manly Rangers - Phone (02) 9976 1633 or 0418186 615 or 0407 419 170.
Manly Council Rangers are available 7 days week 8am to 6pm. They are contactable on
- Manly Council - Phone (02) 9976 1500
Please report graffiti on Council property by contacting Council on the Graffiti Hotline (02) 9976-1633.
Graffiti Customer Service Line - Email us via Graffiti Link
For more information on graffiti management visit:
If you want to discuss the Crime Prevention Plan or any other related issue please call (02) 9976 1567.
If you notice any street lighting that is not working please report it direct to Energy Australia on 131 388. If you are unsure who is responsible please report it to Council.
Neighbourhood disturbances related to licensed venues
To assist councils in providing appropriate advice to residents, the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing has developed a Disturbance Concerns Guide to provide information to local residents and businesses on resolving concerns about neighbourhood disturbances related to licensed venues such as pubs, clubs, restaurants and bottle shops.
The Guide emphasises the local resolution of disturbance concerns as the preferred approach to dealing with disturbance issues but also outlines the options of mediation and the formal disturbance complaints process to resolve issues between residents and licensed venues. It also provides advice on the role of the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing in dealing with these issues.
This information is attached for all community - local residents and businesses, as appropriate, to improve knowledge about appropriate approaches to dealing with disturbance issues related to licensed venues.
The document is also available on the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing website at www.olgr.nsw.gov.au and further information or assistance on issues relating to disturbance concerns or complaints related to licensed premises can be sought from the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing Compliance Branch on (02) 9995 0837.
Local councils are often the first point of contact for local residents who have concerns about disturbances to their local neighbourhood.
If you have any questions regarding community safety, please contact Council's Community Safety Coordinator on (02) 9976 1567.