Ensure your bicycle is secure to deter thieves

Bicycle security

ACT Policing is reminding bicycle owners to secure their property and be vigilant following recent bicycle thefts.

Thefts of insecure, expensive items such as bicycles are often crimes of opportunity, and there are a number of steps owners can take to limit the chances of their bicycle being stolen.  

  • Where possible, do not leave a bicycle in areas of high visibility, such as storage cages, balconies and hallways.
  • Always ensure your bicycle is locked and secure with a chain or bike lock, even if it is locked in a storage cage.
  • Never leave your bicycle unsecured and unattended when out in public.

For future reference, record details of your bicycle such as the serial number, make, model, year, colour, and any other easily identifiable features, such as suspension etc. It may also be useful to keep a photo of your bicycle on file for identification purposes.

If your bicycle is stolen, please do not call 000. The police assistance line 131 444 is the appropriate way to report a stolen bicycle.

If you have any information about stolen bicycles that could assist police, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.

Media enquiries

Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au