FAIRFIELD Council has received an $11,000 grant from the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council to stage Operation Bounce Back for a second year.
The operation is a partnership with Cabramatta and Fairfield police.
The funding will allow for workshops and the installation of immobilisers.
Detective Inspector Martin Hayston, the Fairfield command crime manager, said car theft was still a concern although there had been a 5.7 per cent reduction within the command area.
"Places where vehicles are left for long periods of time such as car parks and railway stations are always regarded as hot spots for us and we ensure that our local police patrol these locations regularly," he said.
Detective Inspector Darren Newman, the Cabramatta command crime manager, said he had also seen a decrease in such theft.
But in the last year just 77 of the 142 vehicles stolen in the command area had been recovered.
"Operation Bounce Back program provides the opportunity to install an engine immobiliser, increasing the car's security and giving the owner piece of mind," he said.
"In the Cabramatta [local area command] the Toyota Camry is the most-stolen car followed by Toyota HiAce vans, Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore."
The operation identifies a particular need to assist owners of vehicles that are more than 10 years old.
"Council found last year's project very successful, providing more than 100 residents with the opportunity to have their cars fitted out with an immobiliser," a spokesperson said.