Martu Patrol

Helping grow safer spaces for young people.

Martu Patrol

+ safer communities

The Martu Patrol patrols the streets of Newman each night, picking up young people who are out and about late at night, providing them with hot food, water and a ride to a safe space for the night. Martu Patrol was designed in 2021 as a rapid action program in response to anti-social behaviour and increasing crime in Newman. The program was the product of collaboration with Martu leaders, the Newman Women’s Shelter, Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa, WA Police and the Newman Feedback Group with the goal of working together in new ways to keep young Martu people safe.

The Newman Women’s Shelter has been the lead agency of Martu Patrol since its initial 12-month pilot in June 2021. Following the success of the pilot program, further funding was secured from BHP through to June 2023.

Key Impacts


It’s the shared visions of collaborating organisations, clubs, local government and communities that form Newman Futures and deliver positive impacts for the people of Newman.

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There are a number of ways you can get involved with the project, we’d love to hear from you.