Investing in frontline safety
Investing in frontline safety
Investing in frontline safety

The McGowan Labor Government is investing significantly in community safety initiatives across WA as part of its 2020‑21 State Budget, to keep WA safe and strong.

This Budget, along with the COVID‑19 WA Recovery Plan, builds on and continues the crucial initiatives implemented by the McGowan Government over the past three years to improve community safety, improve our justice system, tackle the scourge of meth and provide vital support for our local communities.


  • $314 million to recruit an additional 800 police officers over the next four years, including flow-on resourcing to the criminal justice system.
  • $6.6 million towards a line scanner and aircraft to enhance aerial intelligence and capability.
  • $5.6 million for more District Court resourcing following increased lodgements/cases.
  • $9 million to help support and protect survivors of family and domestic violence.
  • $6.8 million to continue the Aboriginal Community Connectors Program.
  • $2.4 million to establish a dedicated mental health unit at the Bandyup Women’s Prison.
Page reviewed 8th October 2020