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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Investigations

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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Industries

Banking and Finance
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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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Construction
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Retail
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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
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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
MANAGEMENT TEAM
  • Adrian Bjorlo
    Adrian Bjorlo State Manager

    Commencing with Southern Cross Protection in 2019, Adrian brings over thirty years’ experience within the security industry, commencing his career as a Mobile Patrol Officer through to General Management positions for several multinational security companies. Adrian has an extensive background within the industry, encompassing all aspects of security products and services. He has managed and overseen various contracts for both the Government and private sector in both Australia and Overseas. These areas include Transportation Networks, Diplomatic Missions, Defence Establishments, Telecommunication & Financial Institutions and International Consortiums. He has working knowledge of the security industry platforms including Risk, Investigations, Electronic Services, and Manpower Operations. Adrian’s role as State Manager for Victoria is to ensure the continued success and growth of the business.

    • Heath Rennie
      Heath Rennie VIC Patrols Manager

      Heath is our VIC Patrols Manager, who was previously the Branch Coordinator for the South/East VIC Region, looking after the Keysborough and Richmond Patrol depots. He has been in the security industry since August 2000, and has spent his time predominantly in Mobile Patrols. Heath has been with Southern Cross Protection since 2007, starting at the Dingley Depot as a Patrol Officer, moving up to a Supervisor role, and then as Branch Coordinator South/East Region in May 2017. Outside of work, Heath has a keen interest in cars and car racing.

      • Waheed Akram
        Waheed Akram Account Manager

        In 2015, Waheed was a Loss Prevention Officer within the JB Hi-Fi portfolio. In 2016, he was identified as a potential leader and promoted to a Senior Loss Prevention Officer role. In February 2019, he transitioned into an Account Management role. Waheed is an enthusiastic Account Manager, driven to provide solution-based advice to our clients’ security needs. He manages a portfolio of 700+ customers in Victoria, ranging from small family-run businesses to large corporations.

        • Sash Gicevski
          Sash Gicevski Service Delivery Manager - Asset Protection
          With 24 years of security industry experience across multiple management roles, Sash brings extensive operations, sales and people management expertise to Southern Cross Protection. His core strengths are leadership with a strong track record in delivering strategic business solutions and initiatives in maximising efficiencies across his portfolios. Committed to providing quality service and customer focus has assisted with his drive to transform the security business and showcase Southern Cross Protection as one of the leaders for innovation and service delivery in the industry. Sash has focused his skills in managing core stakeholders to deliver on our value propositions in providing contract certainty and staff engagement within the business. He joined the business in 2018 and has direct responsibility within our company’s Victorian Asset Protection operation.
          • Rana Shujaat
            Rana Shujaat Snr Patrols Coordinator - North/West Victoria

            Rana is the Senior Patrols Coordinator working in the North/West Region of VIC. He has a demonstrated history of working in the Security Industry. Rana moved his way up from the front-line of the business, and he is skilled in rostering, people management, security management, and delivery of training.

            • Ray Amad
              Ray Amad Service Delivery Coordinator - Loss Prevention

              Ray is the Service Deliver Coordinator for Loss Prevention. He is passionate about loss prevention and strives to maintain high-quality security in order to maintain a positive work environment. Ray enjoys spending time with family and friends almost as much as he loves rock and roll!

              Locations

              KEYSBOROUGH

              Unit 33, 2-22 Kirkham Road West, Keysborough, VIC 3173

              RICHMOND

              Ground Floor, 4 York Street, Richmond, VIC 3121

              THOMASTOWN

              Unit 24, 326 Settlement Road, Thomastown, VIC 3074

              TULLAMARINE – VIC HEAD OFFICE

              Unit 3, 84-86 Lambeck Drive, Tullamarine, VIC 3043

              Contact Us

              1300 136 102