Victorian Maori Wardens Inc.

The VMWI have been providing uniformed patrol services on our buses since May 2014 in order to engage with youth groups and promote good behaviour.

About our partnership

CDC Victoria has had an active partnership with the Victoria Maori Wardens (VMW) since May 2014.

As part of the initiative, uniformed members of the VMW patrol CDC Melbourne Metropolitan buses in groups of three, primarily to engage with targeted youth groups.

The warden’s main role is to provide guidance, interaction and leadership to youth and others who may be displaying, or at risk of partaking in, anti-social behaviour.

The wardens have been patrolling CDC buses in Melbourne in the Werribee, Sunshine, Tarneit, Hoppers Crossing and Wyndham areas since May 2014 and the initiative has been warmly received by travelling commuters, bus drivers, and the public at large.

On Saturday, 25th May 2019, the Vic Maori Wardens (VMW) extended their patrols to include our buses travelling in Geelong. The extension of the VMW’s patrols will cover all CDC Geelong services in an effort to discourage anti-social behaviour and provide an additional level of reassurance and comfort for our passengers and drivers.

The joint initiative between CDC Victoria and the VMW is supported by Public Transport Victoria (PTV) and Geelong Police and allows uniformed members of the VMW to patrol key areas on CDC buses till 30 June 2020.

If you’d like to become a Community Partner or for more information regarding our Community Engagement initiatives, please contact Manager – Community Engagement, Michelle McKersey (03) 9977 9999 or email community.engagement@cdcbus.com.au