Vehicle break-ins are often opportunistic crimes. Even
when your car is locked, it's not impenetrable; take the time to
Follow these tips to decrease the chances of
theft or damage to your car:
Ensure the doors and boot are locked and secure.
Close all windows and the sunroof.
When parking your car
at night, use an area that is well lit.
Do not leave
valuables in your car like your wallet, phone or tablet,
even if it's
Spare keys or garage
remotes should never be hidden in or on the car.
If you have a garage,
use it rather than leave your car in the driveway or on the
Remove cheque books,
credit cards, driver's licence and registration papers from the
Record serial numbers
of valuables and details of your car such as make, model and
Avoid placing your
name, address and registration number on keys.
Take your car keys
with you, and when at home leave them in a secure place.
If you go away
without your car, don't leave the keys in plain sight in your house.
HOW TO REPORT
If you see someone loitering around parked
cars, peering into car windows or acting in a suspicious manner,
call police on 131 444.
If your car is stolen report it to
police immediately on 131 444. Provide police with:
If you have information that can assist
police in recovering a stolen motor vehicle, call Crime Stoppers
on 1800 333 000 or via the online reporting