Diversity, equity and inclusion

At Neighbourhood Watch Victoria, we believe in the power of community. 

We understand that the strength and beauty of our neighbourhoods lie in their diversity. Every person, regardless of their cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, age or physical abilities, brings a unique perspective and set of experiences to our community. Recognising this, we are committed to fostering an environment where every individual feels seen, heard, and valued.

Cultural diversity enriches our community tapestry, allowing us to learn from one another and broaden our horizons. We celebrate the different cultures, traditions, and histories that our members bring, understanding that our collective knowledge and experiences make us stronger.

In the same spirit, we stand strong for gender diversity. We aim to ensure that everyone, regardless of their gender, has an equal chance to contribute, lead, and shape the future of our neighbourhoods. Our community recognises and values the experiences and perspectives of all genders.

We are also proud allies of the LGBTQIA+ community. Love, identity, and self-expression are fundamental rights, and we stand firmly against discrimination or exclusion of any kind. At Neighbourhood Watch Victoria, every person's identity is celebrated and respected.

Furthermore, we are dedicated to ensuring that our friends and neighbours with disabilities are actively included and engaged in all our activities. We strive to make our initiatives accessible and welcoming, recognising the immense value that these community members bring.

We wholeheartedly welcome people of all ages, recognising that every generation adds depth, insight, and vitality to our community. Whether you're a young person looking to make a difference, an older person with years of wisdom and experience, or someone in between, your involvement and participation is invaluable. 

Inclusivity isn't just a word for us – it’s an action. We continuously work towards creating a community where everyone can belong, where differences are our strength, and where every voice counts. Because in unity and diversity, we find our community's true power and we make our neighbourhoods safer.

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Neighbourhood Watch Victoria acknowledges the 38 mobs, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate, live, and gather as employees and volunteers. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community and pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

At Neighbourhood Watch, we believe everyone has the right to feel safe and welcome. We are committed to ensuring diversity, inclusion and equity are embedded throughout our organisation – in the work we do, the services we deliver and among our staff, volunteers, and the communities we work with.