Creating Safer Communities

“The police are the public and the public are the police”
Sir Robert Peel 1829
Sir Robert Peel is regarded as the father of modern policing.

Neighbourhood Watch Australasia is pleased to announce the inaugural Neighbourhood Watch International Conference, to be held at Sea World Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland 21 – 22 May 2021.

Who should attend

The Conference will bring together:

  • Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) groups
  • Volunteers and members
  • Police
  • Specialist organisations, and
  • The general public

…to engage and be part of a major national and international initiative.

Conference topics

The exciting two-day program will include topics such as:

  • Does NHW Work?
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Strategies to prevent crime and victimisation
  • Policing with influence
  • Human exploitation
  • ThinkUKnow online child safety program
  • Safety programs for seniors

Speakers will be drawn from technical experts, police and other law enforcement agencies, government bodies and other specialist organisations. Academic experts will provide latest research and development information.

NHWA Chief Executive Officer, Maria Bennett, said “The Conference will help to empower and connect all members of Neighbourhood Watch, police and the community.” The quote by Sir Robert Peel ‘The Police are the Public and the Public are the Police’ is as relevant today as it was nearly 200 years ago”.

The conference will equip individuals, communities and businesses with knowledge and best-practice strategies from global and local perspectives, enhancing community safety and building community and individual resilience.

Building a knowledge base that includes lessons learnt from around the world will help to deliver more effective crime prevention and community safety programs.


The Conference will be held at Sea World Resort Conference Centre, nestled between the beach and the Broadwater at the Gold Coast.

Only a 15 minute walk from the popular Gold Coast beaches and Marina Mirage Shopping area, this unique venue will provide the perfect environment for the conference. Attractive accommodation rates have been negotiated for delegates wishing to stay at Sea World Resort.

We look forward to seeing you at
Sea World Resort on the Gold Coast in May!

Proud Sponsors

of the Neighbourhood Watch International Conference 2021



Ausio Visual Sponsor

With support from the
Commonwealth Government
Department of Home Affairs