How Safe Is Adelaide for Travel?

Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide is the capital of South Australia which is considered to be the fifth most populated city of Australia and situated on the Adelaide Plains.

It is claimed to be the city of forward-thinking as it is the first city that gave women the right to vote and eliminated sexual as well as racial discrimination.

Also, Adelaide is known as being the opal capital of Australia and not only as it was proven to have high-quality opals and as a result, it is advisable to take enough money with you as a tourist.

For ensuring your safety and ability to enjoy to the fullest your trip you should read and keep into mind all pieces of advice given here.

Warnings & Dangers in Adelaide

Overall Risk


Overall it can be claimed that it is a safe destination for tourists if all precautions measures will be taken into account and your accommodation will be wisely chosen in a rather secure area.

Transport & Taxis Risk


Transport infrastructure is very much developed in the city and as a result, traveling facilities are available everywhere and are considered to be relatively safe. Regarding the usage of the taxi, it is advisable to get on a ride only with a labeled car as in this way you will be safe.

Pickpockets Risk


Pickpockets are often met here and therefore it is advisable to keep a close look at your belongings especially on your documents and try if possible not to carry all you have with you but instead store them in a safe place.

Natural Disasters Risk


There are no major natural disasters that can negatively somehow affect you, but it is advisable to always keep an eye on the national websites as there have been some historical unpleasant data regarding the natural disaster risk. Also, in case of an emergency, they will be able to provide you with assistance.

Mugging Risk


There is an increasing number of violent crimes in the country, meaning that in order for you to avoid such unpleasant cases you should opt for not walking alone at night is not so populated places and take all measures to safeguard your possessions as well as yourself.

Terrorism Risk


There have been some terrorist attacks throughout history and therefore it is advisable in case of emergency to follow the advice of public authorities. This will ensure your safety and well-being.

Scams Risk


There are scammers everywhere in the world but these could be easily avoided through using your common sense and trying to not be easily influenced by people. If you feel some pressure on your choice from an unknown party it is advisable to report this behavior to public authorities.

Women Travelers Risk


This destination is considered to be really a low chance of you getting harmed, but still, this does not mean that no measures should be taken for preserving your safety.

So... How Safe Is Adelaide Really?

Overall it is a safe destination for you as a tourist from almost all perspectives, but it is advisable to take all measures in order to preserve your safety and security.

In recent years with the development of tourism the cases of robberies, thefts, and crime, in general, have increased, which means that you as a tourist should choose wisely your accommodation which will ensure that all your belongings are safe also it is recommended to always have a mobile phone from which in case of emergency you will be able to call.

It is claimed that the western part of the city is a little bit more dangerous especially Hindley street that is advisable to be avoided as much as possible as well as the parklands in the dark part of the day.

However, the crime rate in the city, in general, is considered to be close to zero and the parklands in the day are safe.

Taking everything into account and following all the above-mentioned pieces of advice you will be able to safely enjoy your trip.

How Does Adelaide Compare?

CitySafety Index
Gold Coast69
Cordoba (Argentina)61
Santiago de Chile (Chile)71
Vienna (Austria)88

Useful Information

  • Visas - It depends on your citizenship whether you need a visa or not, but all the required information is clearly provided by the web-site of the public authorities.
  • Currency - The local currency is the so-called Australian Dollar which is required to be used or exchanged as otherwise it will be computed in touristic places at not so favorable rate.
  • Weather - The climate of Adelaide is considered to be the Mediterranean, which means that winters are cool and mild, while summers are warm to hot and moderate rainfall.
  • Airports - Adelaide Airport is the international airport of the city which as well is considered to be the fifth busiest airport in Australia.
  • Travel Insurance - As it is always recommended to have travel insurance while traveling, no matter the destination and Adelaide is not an exception.
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Adelaide Weather Averages (Temperatures)

Jan 23° C
Feb 22° C
Mar 20° C
Apr 16° C
May 15° C
Jun 12° C
Jul 11° C
Aug 12° C
Sep 14° C
Oct 16° C
Nov 19° C
Dec 20° C
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4 Reviews on Adelaide

  1. No pickpocketing

    Pickpocketing is non existent in Adelaide

  2. Not a medium terrorist risk

    Very unusual that Adelaide has a medium risk of terrorism here. Never heard of any terrorist incident In Adelaide, yet Melbourne and Sydney have a low rating of terrorism on this site yet have both had multiple incidents and deaths relating to terrorism.

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      Anonymous says:

      Yeah mate, I sat up when I saw that, trying to think of anything to cause that rating.

  3. I am 53. Lived here all my life. Never heard of anyone getting pick pocketed. There has also never been a terrorist attack here. Must mean one is due 🙂

Rated 4.25 / 5 based on 4 user reviews.

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