Antisocial behaviour in public housing
How DCJ manages antisocial behaviour, how to report it and what to do if a complaint is made against you
What is antisocial behaviour?
Antisocial behaviour includes:
- criminal and illegal activities
- behaviour that places the safety of others at risk
- inappropriate behaviour by tenants, other household occupants and visitors that cause deliberate or reckless damage to a DCJ property.
Categories of antisocial behaviour
DCJ has defined antisocial behaviour into three categories which are treated differently for the purposes of regulation.
- Severe Illegal Behaviour is behaviour which poses a risk to the safety or security of residents or property and may result in criminal charges and/or conviction; or significant damage to a DCJ property.
- Serious Antisocial Behaviour involves activities that severely disturb neighbours; place the safety or security of a tenant, other household members, neighbours or DCJ staff at risk; or cause damage to a DCJ property.
- Minor and Moderate Antisocial Behaviour involves activities which disturb the peace, comfort or privacy of other tenants or neighbours.