Sydney: Crime

The Cultural Hub of Australia's East Coast

Sydney Crime

Sydney is an extremely safe city, but as anywhere else, it's good to keep your wits about you and your wallet hidden. If you wear a money belt, keep it under your shirt. Be wary in Kings Cross and Redfern at all hours and around Central Station and the cinema strip on George Street near Town Hall station in the evening: the latter is a hangout for local gangs. Other places of concern are the back lanes of Darlinghurst, around the naval base at Woolloomooloo, and along the Bondi restaurant strip when drunken tourists spill out after midnight. Several people have reported thieves at the airport on occasion. Keep valuables out of site especially in cars left unattended. Walking around at night is usually safe.