Melbourne’s Professional Security Company

Southern Cross Protection Melbourne is part of Southern Cross Protection, a national full-service security company with over 90 years’ experience.

We exist to protect you, your people and your assets, allowing your organisation to grow and prosper.

Security Services

Risk Advisory

Tailored risk mitigation and security strategies to identify and address security threats relevant to your organisation.

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Security Patrols

Over 16,000 security patrols each night, providing invaluable protection to businesses and communities nationwide.

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Security Guards

Our qualified, licensed, and diligent security guards are available 24/7 for a wide variety of roles, locations and events.

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Alarm Monitoring

Our 24 hour, 365 day alarm monitoring and rapid response times deliver genuine asset protection for your business.

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Loss Prevention

Solve your business’ retail crime, theft and shrinkage problems with our trusted, tailored loss prevention solutions.

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CCTV / Access Control

Improve employee safety and operational effectiveness with customised, intelligent electronic security strategies.

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Get the accurate intel to uncover fraud with our extensive investigative services, utilising physical and cyber resources.

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Security Convergence

Build enterprise resilience with an integrated cyber and physical security plan customised to your business needs.

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Banking and Finance

The security pressures faced by banking and financial institutions are increasing as customers’ methods of accessing and using services are evolving and broadening. Customers demand instantaneous and constant availability. In providing this you expose your systems and data to new vulnerabilities and threats from hackers, the result being potential theft, fraud, as well as downtime.

You need security monitoring and solutions that not only protect your physical assets but also offer you data security and access control. Southern Cross Protection can cater to your physical and cyber security needs, help you safeguard against emerging threats, and have plans in place for business continuity.

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Adequate security of construction sites is a critical exercise in ensuring successful project completion with minimal losses and disruptions. A professional and integrated security plan to protect your project assets is an intelligent approach to grant confidence and peace of mind to investors, stakeholders and employees.

Southern Cross Protection understands that construction sites are constantly being set up, manipulated and completed so we offer you adaptable Electronic Security solutions with rental options to accommodate temporary set ups as well as non-fixed, relocatable cameras to assist you in your ever-changing work areas.

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Educational Institutions

When you require a committed, 24 hour security presence or an integrated security service for an educational facility, Southern Cross Protection have the experience you need. As a full service security company we can combine our services into a comprehensive package that covers the security requirements of any educational institution.

We have the depth of knowledge and range of services to offer a complete solution that covers all aspects of your campus’ security needs. These services include security guards, campus patrols, lock-up, access control, CCTV and emergency planning.

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Government and Critical Infrastructure

Governments, government departments and agencies face increased security responsibilities. Not only is it important to protect facilities, infrastructure, staff and the general public, there also needs to be an emphasis on protecting digital information and having a response plan for emergency situations.

Southern Cross Protection have a national reach, meaning we can provide security systems for all levels of government, and all types of sites across Australia. We understand that governments must balance public safety, budget management and good due diligence. Whatever your security requirement, we can construct a solution that provides comprehensive and appropriate protection and safety.

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Healthcare / Aged Care

For quality healthcare security you need an integrated approach. Whether you are operating a hospital, an aged care facility or other healthcare facilities, your security requirements likely overlap. You need a way to cohesively protect your people and patients, your restricted stock and your sensitive and private records.

At Southern Cross Protection, we understand that every moment you have to spend complying with security procedures is time you could be spending treating and assisting your patients or residents. We aim to minimise this and find the right balance when protecting your staff, patients, visitors, and assets.

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Manufacturing and Industrial

Protecting facilities, equipment and personnel in manufacturing, mining, energy and other industrial activities poses many unique challenges. Across each industry, several common threats and security factors need to be addressed, including site and facility access, personnel safety, deterring criminal activity, and preparation of emergency response procedures.

Southern Cross Protection can develop and deliver a security solution that will cohesively address the security challenges you face, helping you mitigate risks, better prepare for crises, and reduce theft and other losses. We provide services Australia wide; no matter where your operations are located, you can get the security solution you need.

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Property / Facilities Management

Securing your commercial properties or facilities requires an integrated and tailored approach. Your security solution must be suitable to the layout of your property, support and not disrupt your tenants, and protect the property from unauthorised access.

Do you need to deter intruders and would-be vandals or thieves, while also reassuring staff and visitors that their working environment is fully supported, safe and secure? Will your property benefit from adding competent and modern security elements such as access control, monitored alarms and CCTV? Southern Cross Protection can be engaged to tailor a specific security solution for your property.

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Effective retail security requires incorporating several security elements into an integrated security solution that addresses your potential vulnerabilities and weak spots. Carefully designed retail security should protect your assets, be tailored and affordable to your needs and, importantly, not negatively affect the experience for your customers.

Southern Cross Protection has the depth of knowledge and a broad selection of security capabilities that can be utilised to build the retail security solution you require. This means you can trust us to deliver the level of protection you need, and you’ll be able to rest easy and get back to your core business activities.

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Transport Logistics / Wholesale

Protecting transport logistics and wholesale activities is a careful balance of meeting regulations, minimising threats, and managing disruptions to productivity. At all levels of your supply chain you need security services and technology that protect your operations from theft, tampering, and illegal activities.

Does your supply chain involve various transport vehicles, interchanges between them, and warehousing to store your assets? Do you need a security solution that can cover these various transport elements and the handovers that occur within them? Southern Cross Protection have the offerings and highly-trained security staff to meet the emerging trends and demands faced by the transport logistics and wholesale industries.

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About Us

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  • “On behalf of the Board, I want to thank you, the management and staff of Southern Cross Protection for the excellent results achieved on Opening Day. The smooth running of the day was testament to the careful planning and the hard work of everyone involved. I know that many people have put in an enormous effort to make the Opening Day, and those days that follow, a great success. I know that you and the staff will not take continued success for granted, but will work to continually improve on this excellent beginning. I can assure you the Board will support you and your staff as you work towards the goals we have set ourselves.”

    Stephen McArthur
    Stephen McArthur Chairman | Melbourne Market
  • “The MCCD project is being delivered as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) under the Partnerships Victoria Policy. Plenary Conventions has entered into a 25 year contract with the State of Victoria to design, build, own, and manage the new Melbourne Convention Centre, and existing Melbourne Exhibition Centre. An element of the services to be provided by Plenary Conventions under the PPP is security and emergency management services. Since 2008, Southern Cross Protection has delivered the security and emergency management services in a professional manner, through a responsive on-site and management team who have always been available to meet with the Plenary Conventions, Brookfield Multiplex Services, MCET, and key stakeholders whenever required. I am pleased to recognise Southern Cross Protection as a significant partner in success of the MCCD project to date.”

    Chris Clifton
    Chris Clifton General Manager | Plenary Group
  • “Southern Cross Protection has been providing Security Patrols and related services for our Council Owned Buildings since June 2010. They are an integral part of our overall strategy to ensure that Council buildings remain secure and free from crime and vandalism, and create and promote an environment that is safe and socially vibrant. Stonnington City Council has found Southern Cross Protection to be a responsive and reliable company that monitors our buildings and reports on any issues that arise relevant to security and potential security breaches, and acts immediately if required. They meet our needs of a single security firm for all property, resulting in improved cost for services. They consistently maintain a two-way dialog on all matters, are available 24/7, and have the capability to provide a service, including static guards, at a very short notice.

    Fabienne Thewlis
    Fabienne Thewlis Manager Governance and Corporate Support | City of Stonnington
  • Bridie Thomas
    Bridie Thomas State Manager

    Bridie is a security professional with over 14 years in the security industry. She joined Southern Cross Protection in March 2018 as the State Manager in Victoria. As an experienced leader, her strength and passion lie in delivering value for customers through innovation, business improvement and building effective teams.

    Prior to joining Southern Cross Protection, Bridie was the Victorian State Manager for Wilson Security and enjoyed an 11-year career in a number of state-based operational roles. She also held key strategic national management positions, where she was primarily responsible for inorganic growth and the development of service delivery innovation.

    Bridie has significant frontline leadership experience, having been responsible for a resource pool of 1,600 security officers, and is well versed with the Fair Work Act and the industrial relations landscape.

    She is committed to achieving quality outcomes and responding flexibly to changing demands. She anticipates and responds to customer needs and persists in achieving objectives – even in difficult circumstances.

    • Michael Stikovic
      Michael Stikovic Branch Manager, Tullamarine

      In his 5 years at Southern Cross Protection, Michael has been fortunate enough to earn a place in our leadership development program which allowed him to gain valuable first-hand knowledge and experience in a multitude of live business cases, in areas including sales, marketing, back office & functional support, systems development and in his current role – operations.

      Over this time he has built an extensive and well-rounded repertoire of skills that play a unique part in Southern Cross Protection’s mission to drive efficiency and service delivery through innovation.

      Michael is currently working in an operational capacity as a Patrols Manager – Tullamarine & Thomastown – creating a positive working culture for our workforce and catering for the unique needs of over 300 customers in the greater North West Melbourne regions.

      Michael’s main commitment in this role is to deliver an effective man powered security solution to mitigate client’s risk, promote consistency of service quality through training and up-skilling of our diverse frontline workforce, and managing operational logistics to promote the region’s profitability.

      • Stan Wheaton
        Stan Wheaton Branch Manager, Richmond

        Stan has over 12 years’ experience in the security industry, having worked in various roles including Duty Supervisor, Site Supervisor, Operations Supervisor and Branch Manager. He has worked at a variety of sites across the Northern Territory, including sites under Maritime & Aviation Security.

        In 2010, Stan joined Southern Cross Protection as a Patrol Officer in Darwin. After six months on the frontline, he was promoted to Operations Supervisor, and then after three years to Branch Manager in Melbourne. Stan utilises his skills and expertise to improve the overall operations of his branch. He is also heavily involved in Safety, currently being Chair of the Patrols WHS Committee in Victoria.


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        1300 136 102