Personal Safety
April 15, 2024
Crime Prevention
5 ways to staying safe at a sports game 

5 ways to staying safe at a sports game 

All year round Melbourne is home to many sports game whether it be AFL, Netball or the A-Leagues, it is important to stay safe during the events.

Whether you are watching the AFL or any of the A-League Women's games, it can be a thrilling experience, but it's essential to prioritise safety while enjoying the match. 

Set Up a Check-In System

Establish a check-in system with friends or family members who are not attending the event. Regularly update them on your whereabouts and well-being throughout the game.

Pre-Game Briefing: 

Before entering the venue, have a pre-game briefing with your child. Discuss safety rules, such as staying close to you, not talking to strangers, and what to do if they get lost.

Discreetly Mark Your Belongings

Use discreet markings or tags to identify your belongings, such as your bag or jacket. This can help you quickly recognize your items and deter potential thieves.

Be Mindful of Alcohol

If you choose to drink alcohol, do so responsibly. Excessive drinking can impair your judgment and make you more vulnerable to accidents or altercations.

Report Suspicious Activity 

If you see something that doesn't seem right, don't hesitate to report it to stadium staff or security. You can also text Anti-Social numbers at different major stadiums if you suspect anyone who may display any anti-social behaviours. You can also report Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000) as well to report crime information confidentially.

Get Police Assistance

For all emergencies and immediate Police assistance
Call: 000
To report non-urgent crimes or events 24 hours a day
Call: 131 444
To report information about a crime contact Crime Stoppers on
1800 333 000

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