The intention of this note is absolutely not to alarm you but to offer tips on how to avoid any undesirable incidents during your stay. Please be aware that levels of poverty and unemployment are very high in this area and criminals tend to take advantage of the festive season when many very welcome holiday makers join us for a while. There is an understandable tendency to relax and drop one’s guard.

  • Burglars often target properties on the night of arrival of visitors when they are not yet used to their surroundings.
  • Keep exterior doors locked, even when you are in the house.
  • Always set the house alarm when out, and at night. Contact Hi-Tec if you need help with the alarm settings.
  • Lock all valuables away in a safe place at night and remove the key.
  • See that firearms are kept in a secure safe – not on the bedside table or in your motor vehicle.
  • See that all doors are locked, windows closed and alarm activated before going out.
  • Always lock your car and do not leave anything lying on the seats. Lock your possessions, parcels, groceries away in the boot.
  • Don’t leave items of clothing or handbags in front of open windows.
  • Don’t leave washing on a balcony, patio or other open place.
  • Don’t take valuables on hikes, or if you do, don’t leave money or valuables unattended at any stage.
  • Avoid excessive display of expensive jewellery, cameras, laptops and other valuables.
  • It is not advisable to carry large sums of money around.
  • Make sure to keep a record of all relevant serial numbers eg. laptop, cell phone etc.
  • Make use of a “tracking app” – this makes it easier to track your laptop, cell phone, tablet, I-pad in case of theft.
  • If you discover that a crime has been committed, telephone the police immediately.

Enjoy your stay in our beautiful part of the Sunshine Coast. We value your company.

Important contact numbers:

SAPS Kenton on Sea: 046 648 1222 / 10111 (from landline)
Crime Hotline for this area: 082 374 0239
Hi-Tec Security: 046 648 1032
Port Alfred Hospital: 046 604 4000
Local Doctor: 046 648 1256
Ambulance Service: 10177
Fire Brigade: 046 648 1111
Tourist Information Centre: 046 648 2411

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