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Community Safety Breakfast

More than 80 members of the local community attended the Community Safety Breakfast held at South Oakleigh Bowling Club on Saturday 28th October 2023.


This was a partnership event with the City of Monash & Victoria Police.


All present were provided with a complimentary egg & bacon roll or vegetarian alternative breakfast. Thanks to all members who managed the catering on the day.


David Whiting welcomed all present on behalf of President Lesley Zuccaro. He also acknowledged & thanked the South Oakleigh Bowling Club for making their community building, available the event.


VIP guests included:

  • Keynote Speaker - Sara Coe - Senior Constable Crime Prevention Officer, Victoria Police
  • Mayor City of Monash - Tina Samardzija
  • Cr Josh Fergeus, Oakleigh Ward + 18-month-old daughter Quinn
  • Cr Theo Zographos, Oakleigh Ward
  • Cr Stuart James, Oakleigh Ward
  • Judith Clancy – President Neighbourhood Watch
  • Senior Constable, Ryan Squires


Mayor Tina Samardzija made some opening remarks & Acknowledgment of Country 

Sara Coe, Senior Constable, Monash Crime Prevention Officer, Victoria Police covered the following issues in her presentation:

  • home safety and security
  • what you can do to prevent crime and theft or damage to your property
  • how to make a police report
  • how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from Scams
  • how to recognise and report a suspected Scam to SCAMWATCH.


Greg Telly, Chair South Oakleigh Bowling Club thanked the speakers for their presentations.


Voluntary donations were made by the community, to support, South Eastern Suicide Prevention Network.

To see photos from the event visit our Photo Gallery here

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