Throughout 2017 and 2018 we released a series of six videos using stop-motion animation and featuring LEGO® characters. The video series was funded by the Department of Justice to raise awareness of the top six crime/safety priorities in the City of Melville.

We need your help to understand if the videos were effective!

The competition is now closed.

Watch, chat & win

Win one of the Lego® sets used in the videos! See prizes below

Watch each video in the series and enter your comment for the chance to win one of four LEGO® sets used in the videos!

What did you learn from the Safer Melville Videos?

Watch the videos above and tell us what you learnt! You can even submit more than one comment and being the running for a chance to win one of the Lego sets used in the videos.

31 March, 2019

Matthew says:

“Report graffiti to css”

31 March, 2019

Melissa McNamara says:

“You need to have a blood alcohol level of below 0.05 to drive”

31 March, 2019

Jessie says:

“Don’t leave valuables in car unattended ”

31 March, 2019

Dawna says:

“Lock your vehicles and take your valuables with you”

31 March, 2019

Connor says:

“Be mindful of what you leave behind in you ur vehicle. Thieves can be quick and efficient.”

31 March, 2019

Amy says:

“TheCSS will help you for safety.”

28 March, 2019

Steve says:

“That City of Melville makes great informative videos but isn't good at getting them out for people to see. Its the first time I've seen them”

21 March, 2019

Wireless hill says:

“Guard dogs are useful”

21 March, 2019

Wireless hill says:

“Monitor alcohol intake before driving ”

19 March, 2019

Tired of whingers! says:

“Surprise!Whingers have come out of their little bubbles to like all the negative comments. Get some perspective. We live in a SAFE community”

18 March, 2019

hayden says:

“If you see someone doing graffiti, ring 131 444. Then make sure you report the graffiti so it gets removed.”

15 March, 2019

Wayne says:

“Instead of wasting community money on these videos that people may accidentally stumble upon, put it into more patrolling the suburbs!”


Terms and Conditions

  • Competition is free and open to all individuals who comment on the Melville Talks discussion page
  • Individuals can submit more than one comment however it is one entry per person for the prize draw
  • City of Melville staff and elected members can contribute to the discussion but are not eligible to win any of the prizes
  • Competition will run from 9am on Tuesday, 26 February 2019 to 5pm on Monday 1 April 2019
  • There are four LEGO® sets to be won. LEGO® sets have been used and are as pictured. Pieces may be missing.
  • Winners will be selected and notified by email after Friday 5 April. Collection will be from the City of Melville Civic Centre on a pre-arranged date.
  • If the winner does not contact the City of Melville within two weeks of the City of Melville initiating contact, then another winner will be chosen. This condition also applies to all subsequent winners.
  • The prize is non-transferable and is not redeemable for cash.


In October 2016 the City received funding from the Department of Justice Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program to develop a series of videos to raise awareness of key safety themes identified in the City’s 2017 – 2021 Safer Melville Plan.

The campaign and first video was launched in December 2017, with the sixth video launched in October 2018 in celebration of Safer Melville Month.

About the consultation

This consultation follows on from the an earlier stage of the Safer Melville project where a series of Safer Melville videos were created to:

  • increase awareness in the wider community of priority crime issues in the City of Melville
  • increase awareness in the wider community of crime prevention practices to prevent being a victim of crime
  • to encourage community members to take active steps to prevent crime

As we move into the evaluation phase of the strategy, it's important to understand whether the videos were informative and successful in helping to achieve the goals list above.

We are contacting a random sample of City of Melville residents and ratepayers via email to invite them to a focus group.

All City of Melville residents and ratepayers are also able to join and online discussion about the videos.

  • On Melville Talks, people will be able to participate in a discussion forum to evaluate the videos.
  • By registering their interest in being part of a Focus Group.

The results from the workshop will be collated and given to an evaluation consultant who will produce an evaluation report. This will be submitted to the Department of Justice who funded the project as part our grant evaluation and acquittal conditions.

A summary of the evaluation report will be available on Melville Talks