Not an accredited safe community?

New Zealand Safe Community Network

New Zealand has a well-established local, regional and national Safe Community network that supports wellbeing, placemaking, resilience and injury/violence prevention initiatives. The following are Safe Communities that have been accredited by the Safe Communities Foundation New Zealand:


The following communities are working towards Safe Community accreditation:

  • Te Hiku o Te Ika (Kaitaia)


The following communities are showing Interest in becoming a Safe Community:

  • Clutha District
  • Dunedin City
  • Rangitikei District
  • Tararua District
  • South Taranaki District


The following are previous Safe Communities which are no longer active:

Rotorua District

Nelson City/Tasman District

Porirua City

Tairawhiti/Gisborne District

Wairarapa (Carterton, Masterton & South Wairarapa Districts)

Whangarei District