Is Brisbane Safe? Crime Rates & Safety Report

Updated On November 7, 2023
Brisbane, Australia
Safety Index:
* Based on Research & Crime Data
User Sentiment:
* Rated 57 / 100 based on 7 user reviews.

Brisbane is the capital of the most populated state of Australia – Queensland and the third most populated city in Australia.

It is considered to be the oldest city in Australia which was named after the name of the river on which it stands.

The city is known for its beauty, great climate, and friendly atmosphere as well it is considered to be relatively cheap to get around the city, buy cheap and tasty food especially their seafood and get really affordable and at the same time nice accommodation.

Warnings & Dangers in Brisbane

Overall Risk


Overall it can be said that it is a safe destination for tourists if measures that will ensure your security will be taken into account and you will try your best to preserve it all along your trip.

Transport & Taxis Risk


Transport infrastructure is very developed in the city and as a result, traveling facilities are available everywhere and are considered to be safe. There is no considerable risk regarding the taxi that can somehow affect you.

Pickpockets Risk


Pickpockets are often met here as it is considered to be a big city and therefore it is advisable to keep a close look at your belongings and do not walk in not so populated places in order to avoid unpleasant cases.

Natural Disasters Risk


Brisbane's climate can cause some severe natural disasters, therefore it is advisable to follow the advice of public authorities in case of emergency as they will try to diminish the negative effect that these can cause.

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


Terrorist attacks happening in the city can not be ruled out and the only solution to this would be to follow the advice of public authorities that are trying to minimize the effect on you.

Scams Risk


There are scammers in the city as everywhere in the world, but these could be easily avoided by using your common sense. If you feel under pressure, try to avoid as much as possible the contact with these people.

Women Travelers Risk


As it is claimed to be a very safe place for all travelers, it can be easily confirmed that it is also safe for even solo women.

So... How Safe Is Brisbane Really?

Overall it can be claimed that this is a safe destination for you as a tourist from almost all perspectives, but it is recommended to take all measures in order for you to preserve your safety and security.

In recent years with the development of tourism in the city 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 as well as a list of emergency phone numbers.

The city is close to some of the most famous beaches in Australia and therefore it is recommended if surfing to take care as it is believed that beaches have really powerful currents.

The police of the city is considered to be very helpful and friendly as they are committed to preventing the crime and as a result, they are always there to help you in some unpleasant situations.

What is important to notice for you when choosing your accommodation is whether yours have a smoke alarm as it is required to be installed all over the city.

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

How Does Brisbane Compare?

CitySafety Index
Gold Coast69
Sao Paulo (Brazil)45
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)43
Sofia (Bulgaria)73
Siem Reap (Cambodia)63
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)61
Niagara Falls (Canada)87

Useful Information



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.



The local currency is the so-called Australian Dollar which is advisable to be exchanged at proper places instead of touristic destinations you are planning to visit as there you will be charged more than you should have been.



Brisbane has a humid subtropical climate, which means that there is always warm to hot temperature.



Brisbane Airport is an international airport located in the city that operates a wide range of flights which is considered to be the fifth-best performing large-sized airport in the world.

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Brisbane Weather Averages (Temperatures)

Jan 26° C
Feb 25° C
Mar 24° C
Apr 22° C
May 18° C
Jun 16° C
Jul 15° C
Aug 16° C
Sep 18° C
Oct 21° C
Nov 23° C
Dec 25° C
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7 Reviews on Brisbane

  1. Brisbane: World's New Third World City

    Ever like watching the Footy Show?

    Brisbane is a live actio version of the Footy Show, but with more punch ups and “derros”. Thhink Davo and Damian. Brisbane – World’s New Third World City. Invaded by enriching southern Chyna, full of transients from the third world, and New Zealanders, and completely a planning disaster. If you like paying 10 bucks for a crappy bier and three quarters of a million for a crappy shack on a flood plain, soaring temperatures in a nine month humid summer so if you walk outside you are drenched in sweat, and mosquitoes, snakes, spiders and vermin in your “luxury” home, world’s fattest and ugliest women once they hit 21, you’ve come to the right place. Don’t look at a woman here because some “derro” will think you are hitting on her and proceed to punch your lights out before they drive their giant white truck (“Yuut”) with the 100,000 other yuuts into their city to get a chiko roll and a beer.

    1. wow this was very specific mate are u fine?

  2. Definitely very safe, sometimes the weather can kill you though

  3. D
    Darren Scobes says:

    Dangerous scooters everywhere

    Our 3yo spent a night in hospital after being hit by an idiot on an orange scooter. On a path in a park.
    When you cant even let a toddler run free in a public park then you know the place is simply unsafe.
    We will never return.

  4. I went to brisbane and have stayed here for 7 years.

    I went to Brisbane for holiday and never left. I have been here for 7 years, never seen a car accident and i now live on a near to a highway. rivers and beautiful walks are abound, community is great, and the climate is always beautiful. fresh air, and amazing accommodation. everyday I find something new, especially by the rivers. the water in the brooks is so clear you can see the fish and eels playing. great dog parks. And my youngest child Emily loves to play in the grass in the plentiful parks. i love it here and so will you. it is a safe, temperate, lovely place to live/

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    Georgie says:

    Road to Coffs Harbor to Brisbane

    Are roads or highway safe drive on from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour? Is it a highway with multiple lanes, back roads with two lanes with hills and curves, or rural dirt roads wood and animals? Are minorities welcomed or become victims of violence?

  6. Not safe

    Just been assaulted by a group of indigenous teenagers on Queen Street mall when I and my daughter walk to a Pilates class. I lived in Brisbane 22 years, this city is going downhill when the police can’t do much to aggressive minors, drug users and homeless people gathering in CBD

Brisbane Rated 2.86 / 5 based on 7 user reviews.

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