Safe Communities

Program overview

Safe, healthy, respectful, and progressive communities, based on cultural, Ailan Kastom and Aboriginal traditions.


    Contributing to safe communities policy and grant delivery in the region.

    Shaping regional planning and service delivery, including supporting social services, to address community and domestic safety issues.

    Supporting safe and accessible community infrastructure.

    Supporting the delivery of non-mainstream community and social support services, including capacity building in communities.

    Key activities

    Non-Government Organisation Support

    Safe Communities provides operational funding for locally based community organisations to deliver social support services in the region:

    Port Kennedy Association

    • After School Care
    • Vacation Care Programme
    • Flexi Respite

    Mura Kaimel Playgroup

    Recognised Entity Service

    Mura Kosker Sorority

    Domestic and Family Violence Counselling – Adult and Children Services / Children and Family Services

    Older People Action Program and the Torres Strait Healthy Aging Programme

    Direct Grant Funding

    Safe Communities offers grant funding for projects including social services and other initiatives supporting safe and accessible communities:

    Torres Strait Maritime Safety Program Boatsafe Project – Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)

    High Frequency (HF) Radios Project – Torres Strait Island Regional Council and Torres Shire Council

    Against Domestic and Family Violence Conference – Social Justice Interagency Services (auspiced by Lena Passi Women’s Shelter)

    Men’s Group Establishment Project – Kerkar Bau Men’s Group

    Offenders Support Program –Thursday Island Justice Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal Corporation (TI Justice Group)