The City of Canning student population is one of the highest per capita in the metropolitan area.

Consisting of 21 primary and pre-primary schools, two senior high schools, four colleges, one special needs school and three education support centres, the City of Canning supports a wide range of activities that benefit young people within the education system.

These activities and programs include those recognisable in the Perth community, such as Constable Care and Safety House.

The Mayor and Councillors are always happy to attend special school functions and look forward to acknowledging students who have achieved both academically and socially.

Safety House

Safety House is an independent program which aims to provide a safer environment for children in transit to and from school. The City of Canning currently allocates funds to support local schools who participate in the Safety House Program. For further information, email

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Constable Care

Through puppet theatre and live interactive performances, the Constable Care team of professional actors address a range of personal safety and community safety issues with students in the City. In August, the City renewed its Constable Care Child Safety Foundation Award Winning Safety Education Program at Wilson Primary School. For more information, view the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation media release.

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Community Safety Handbook

The City has published a Community Safety Handbook which offers local community safety and crime prevention information. Download a copy of the Community Safety Handbook or email to receive a copy by post.

Or, why not visit our Neighbourhood Watch and eWatch pages for information about other safety initiatives the City supports?

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Ensuring safety in and around our schools is everyone’s responsibility. To assist our school community, the City of Canning has developed a Safety around Schools Brochure. Please click here to download your copy.

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Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2016-2020

In Western Australia, the Community Engagement Division of the WA Police works in partnership with local governments throughout the state to assist in the development of Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plans promoting a holistic approach to crime prevention within local communities.

The Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2016-2020 provides a framework to address key local crime prevention priorities, actions and responsibilities over the next four years.

The plan focuses on four key areas:

  • Community awareness and education
  • City services
  • Community partnerships
  • Safe places and spaces.

For more information, please download a copy of the City of Canning Community Safety & Crime Prevention Plan 2016-2020.

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