Holiday Watch Patrol Service

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale is trialling a FREE Holiday Watch Patrol Service this Easter.

Designed to increase community safety, the service will allow SJ residents heading out of town to register their properties to be checked regularly by Rangers while they are away.

Ranger check-ups will consist of a simple drive-by to ensure the house is secure and that nothing is out of order. Rangers will NOT access properties during check-ups.

If anything appears suspicious during the check-up or differs from the description the homeowner provides when registering their property, Rangers will contact the homeowner’s nominated emergency contact or keyholder.

Rangers will aim to patrol each property once within every 24 to 48 hours. Holiday watch patrol services will start Thursday, 6 April 2023.

To register your property, simply fill out the form below.

Please note: If you return home earlier than expected, please call 9526 1358 to alert our Rangers.

Are there vehicles in your driveway that are visible from the road? *
Are you anticipating any visitors while you are away?
Do you have lights on timer switches? *
Does your property have an alarm? *
I confirm I am the owner or legal tenant of this property


Holiday Security Tips

Here are some handy tips for you to consider before heading out of town for the holidays.

  • Ensure all doors and windows are locked
  • Let trusted neighbours know you are away (ask them to watch out for your property and collect your mail)
  • Cancel deliveries such as newspapers
  • Consider installing automatic timing devices for lights and radios
  • Be social media savvy and aware of what you're sharing online
  • Don't forget your bins

Terms and conditions

If you are applying for the Shire's free Holiday Watch Patrol Service, you MUST:

  1. Be a resident of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale
  2. Give a minimum three (3) days notice


Rangers will make every effort to attend daily at random times, however urgent matters will take priority.