Safety in Palmerston North

In general Palmerston North is a very safe city. However keeping yourself safe is important and unforseen things can happen. For more information see links below.



Youth One Stop Shop (YOSS) – The Youth One Stop Shop empowers young people to make informed choices to enhance their positive well-being and self development. We strive for a community where young people have the opportunities to actively participate in decisions which impact on their well-being.

Positive Sexual Health – Family Planning

Lifeline Aotearoa – Lifeline New Zealand’s telephone counselling service provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week counselling and support.

Abuse & Rape Crisis Support Manawatu (ARC Manawatu) – ARCS Manawatu exists to eliminate rape and sexual violence through social change and specialized education, support and crisis intervention.


Family Violence is not OK – Any behaviour that makes someone else feel controlled and fearful is never OK. Everyone in a family should feel safe and nurtured.

Palmerston North Safety Advisory Board – The Safety Advisory Board (SAB) provides information and guidance to the Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) on all matters related to community safety and crime prevention within the Palmerston North City community.

Watch this video for safety tips around your house:

Safety improved in Palmerston North due to the collaboration of a number of organisations: