Neighbourhood Watch is believed to be the largest community-led crime prevention movement in the world.  It is partnered with every police jurisdiction in Australia and its national body (Neighbourhood Watch Australasia – NHWA) includes Neighbourhood Support in New Zealand.  Neighbourhood Watch Tasmania Inc (NHWT) is a registered not-for-profit organisation, that coordinates localised support for Tasmania Police to prevent crime, improve public safety and enhance community relations.  NHWT has operated in Tasmania since 1986.

Through its Memorandum of Understanding with Tasmania Police NHWT uses its community reach to share accurate and timely information to minimise the fear of crime and build strong police/community relationships.  NHWT has membership groups located in various communities throughout the state.  These groups engage with their local police and meet regularly to develop projects and disseminate crime prevention and safety tips via community newsletters and public forums. 

People who subscribe to the purpose and objects of NHWT can join local groups or as individual members, whatever is their preference.  NHWT also provides regular newsletters for members and social media posts to update the general public.

NHWT is led by a State Board of Directors and further information can be found at