Lions District 201V1-4

Victoria, Australia

Crime Watch Project

The Lions Crime Watch Speak Up Committee operate and organise the following Projects:

Lions Teddy Bears Program


Bears are donated by Clubs around the State to many organisations such as the police, ambulance and child protection services. They are kept by the services for emergency and accident situations.

At a recent dinner meeting the president of Coburg Lions Lyn Langshaw presents teddy bears to Detective Lauren and Detective Emma from SOCA unit based at Fawkner police station.  

The detectives spoke about how the bears help vulnerable children feel at ease when they enter a police station; the detectives then gave Coburg Lions a certificate of appreciation for donating the bears.    





Bendigo Golden City Lioness Club members donating bears to the Bendigo Police.





Driver Reviver

The Driver Reviver program has been established for over 16 years as a volunteer based program.
Driver Reviver provides rest stops on major roads and highways to encourage travelers to take a break on their travels to reduce the effects of driver fatigue, one of the main causes of road trauma.
In Victoria, most sites are operated by SES volunteers and /or Lions Club members who give up their time on holiday weekends to operate the sites.

Free Bushells tea and coffee is provided as well as a snack.

The sites operate at the busiest times over holiday weekends; however, the times do vary depending on local needs.

Over the years, Driver Reviver sits have become very popular as places to stop. They add a little more security for people traveling alone, as well as being a great source for local information on roads, local attractions and sometimes even tips on those local fishing spots.

For the location of sites throughout Victoria and more information go to:

Operation Safe Plate



Picture Shows Strathfieldsaye Lions Club in Action

Operation Safe Plate is a program introduced by Victoria Police and their community partners to deter thieves from stealing your number plates. This is achieved by removing the existing fixing screws attaching your number plates, and replacing them with one way security screws.

Programs have run throughout Victoria at shopping centers and other venues. Victoria Police are assisted by volunteer community organizations such as Neighborhood Watch, Lions Clubs and others to run the program.

The program has been successfully run at the Westfield Shopping Centre, DFO and Bunnings at Taylors Lakes. The Lions Clubs of Essendon and Taylors Lakes along with  local Neighborhood Watch members assisted police in these operations.

In Bendigo the project is run by the Strathfieldsaye Lions.





Hand Bag Security Brochure





Together with the Victorian Police we have developed the following  brochure and paid for copies supplied to the police for distribution to the public. You can view them by clicking on the link below

Hand Bag Security Click on this link
To make a donation or purchase bears or the hand bag security brochures contact Crime Watch chairman Stan Falloon on 93310043 or the
State Crime Watch Committee Secretary
PDG Arthur Uren MStJ
PO Box 2332
Melton South 3338
Teddy Bear Flyer click this link