Safety House Australia Inc. was established in 1993 as a
non-profit coordinating organisation of the autonomous Safety House associations
operating in each state and territory.
It is managed by a Board of Management comprised of delegates
from each member association. The Board meets by teleconference four times a
year and face to face every second year. Safety House Australia Inc. holds a
Biannual National Conference which all delegates and interested parties are
invited to attend.
How the Safety House Program Works
The occupants of a private residence, or the staff of a
commercial establishment or institution, apply for membership in the relevant
state/territory association. Applicants are required to meet entry criteria
including a police records and community check.
Once the residents or employees are accepted as suitable, the
Safety House sign is issued. Local committees undertake regular monitoring in
their areas to ensure Safety House signs remain clearly visible and to maintain
checks on the occupancy of the premises.
The Philosophy of the Safety House
The Safety House program asserts the birthright of every
individual to live safely and securely.
By increasing personal and community safety, the program
assists the confidence under which individuals grow, work and relate best to
Safety House and itís association with kindred organisations
is a part of the structure whereby democratic communities operate effectively
through consent and cooperation.