CityWatch is a programme delivered by Auckland Council with co-funding from Heart of the City.
The programme works to support a safe and inviting city centre environment in line with Auckland Council bylaws, including the Public Safety and Nuisance bylaw, in public places.
The on-street CityWatch team focus on nuisance behaviour as well as monitoring busking, illegal dumping and damage to public assets.
The team’s on-street presence, monitoring and communication is supported by the police and council when enforcement of the law or bylaws is required.
CityWatch operating hours:
- Monday to Friday, 6am to 7pm
- Saturday, 8am to 7pm
- Sunday, 8am to 6pm
How to request CityWatch assistance
If someone is causing a nuisance or acting inappropriately in a public place, please call Auckland Council on (09) 301 0101 so a job can be logged and a guard sent out.
For more serious concerns, call 111 if it is an emergency or 105 for non-emergency.