​Community and Small Business CCTV Fund

You may be eligible for a free Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) package through the Community and Small Business CCTV Fund.

This fund provides free CCTV packages of up to $5,000 to eligible community groups and small businesses in eligible Local Government Areas in Greater Sydney.

The CCTV Fund operates from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2023.

Applications for the CCTV Fund will close on 30 April 2023.

What are the benefits of CCTV?

CCTV can help to protect your business or community organisation from crime and keep your community safer.

All CCTV systems installed under the fund are registered with the NSW Police. If a crime occurs, Police will request access to relevant data to help identify and prosecute offenders. Your right to privacy is important, so Police will only request access to your CCTV footage if a crime occurs.

Who can apply?

Applications are open to:

  • small businesses with turnover of less than $10 million or less than 20 employees
  • incorporated not-for-profit community organisations.

You must also be operating from premises within one of the Local Government Areas (LGAs) listed below:

  • Blacktown
  • Burwood
  • Campbelltown
  • Canterbury-Bankstown
  • Fairfield
  • Hawkesbury
  • Liverpool
  • Penrith
  • The Hills
  • Blue Mountains
  • Camden
  • Canada Bay
  • Cumberland
  • Georges River
  • Inner West
  • Parramatta
  • Strathfield
  • Wollondilly

Each application will be considered on a case by case basis by the CCTV Fund Assessment Panel.

Expansion into other LGAs may occur following a program review.

Who cannot apply?

You are not eligible to apply if you are:

  • a home-based business
  • an unincorporated entity
  • located in a large industrial area or large shopping complex
  • located outside the LGAs listed above
  • seeking rebate or reimbursement of expenses for a system already installed
  • a Community Organisation that is a for profit commercial organisation and not a small business
  • a NSW council or Australian Government agency
  • any other criteria listed in the Program Guidelines (PDF, 268KB).

How do I apply?

Apply online through the SmartyGrants application form.

If you cannot use the online form, you can download and print the CCTV Fund application form (PDF, 164KB), and email a copy of the completed printed form to cctv@justice.nsw.gov.au with the required documents.

What happens after I apply?

We will assess your application and notify you of the outcome. You can resubmit your application if it is incorrect.

If your application is approved, a pre-qualified CCTV supplier will contact you to inspect your premise and determine the appropriate CCTV system.

DCJ will approve the quote and the pre-qualified CCTV supplier will then install or upgrade the CCTV system at your business premise.

We will pay the invoice directly to the CCTV supplier

Can I organise my own CCTV and claim costs back?

No, only pre-qualified CCTV suppliers can install or upgrade your CCTV under this fund and you cannot claim any rebates or reimbursements.

What can I do if I’m unhappy with the CCTV supplier?

Please contact our office immediately if you are unsatisfied with the supplier during the installation process.  

You must review and approve the Final Commissioning Report once installation and training is complete. Do not approve this Report if you are unsatisfied with the outcome of the project.

Where can I find more information?

Please read the Program Guidelines (PDF, 268KB) and Minimum Technical Standards (PDF, 255KB) to find out more information about the CCTV Fund.

For any queries or if you have trouble accessing any of the documents, please contact the CCTV project team at cctv@justice.nsw.gov.au