Crime Rate & Women's Safety in Sydney

Safety index

Safe
4.4 /5

On average women living in Sydney raises low concerns about women's safety. Based on collected reviews Sydney has a safety index of 4.4.

Crime index

Very Low
1.2 /5

On average women living in Sydney consider the crime rate in Sydney to be very low. Based on collected reviews Sydney has a crime index of 1.2.

Violence against women

6.8%

On average 6.8% percentage of women in Australia have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner at some time in their life, according to OECD Data.

Safety

Safety walking alone after dark:

3.9/5
Safe

Safety using public transport:

4.7/5
Very Safe

Worries

Worries of being sexually harassed:

1.5/5
A Bit Worried

Worries of being sexually assaulted or raped:

1.2/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being physically attacked:

1.2/5
Not at all worried

Worries of home broken and things stolen:

1.2/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being mugged or robbed:

1.1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being kidnapped or murdered:

1.2/5
Not at all worried

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How safe is Sydney?

When walking alone in Sydney at night I haven't felt unsafe. There are some areas where I might take more caution but have never felt threatened or in danger nor have I ever been harrased. Overall it's a great city and I feel very comfortable there.

Posted: May 21, 2024
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I think Sydney and Australia in general is very safe, I haven't felt worried about walking alone on the street. Although there are many homeless people and drug addicts on the streets, I have not heard of anything happening to anyone anyway.

Posted: May 21, 2024
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Olivia

Olivia

Some places are well lit, and there are often people out at night for many hours so the company is nice. The public transport is good but you have to be vigilant and keep your wits about you in general as normal.

Posted: May 7, 2024
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Sue

Sue

I have been living in Sydney for about 24 years. I believe crimes to travellers are very rare. People are friendly, helping traveller. But always be mindful not walking at night alone or having a lot of cash

Posted: April 27, 2024
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Quinn

Quinn

Pretty safe! One of the safest places I've been or lived in. The only other I can say I feel safer in is maybe Japan. Practice common precaution; beware drunk/loud people late at night or on late trains home, is the only thing I can say. I take late public transport home most days and don't think twice about it.

Posted: April 26, 2024
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Lucia

Lucia

Sydney is a very safe city. As with anywhere that is new and unfamiliar to you; observe local women and do as they do. Certain areas of the inner city, Redfern, Waterloo, have a grimy-er history and thats reflected in the safety level especially at night.

Posted: April 15, 2024
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Em

Em

The city is very safe! Be aware of your surroundings at night. (Keep the earbuds low after dark.) Public transport is convenient and easy (you can use Apple Pay or a credit card, no need for a transport specific card)!!

Posted: April 9, 2024
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Saya

Saya

Sydney is relatively safe for women and solo travelers. The CBD area is packed and busy everyday till around 1-2 AM. It's easy to get help and get in contact the police with any issues arising. Lots of work opportunities with little issues.

Posted: April 7, 2024
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Lydia

Lydia

Sydney is generally pretty safe for tourists, particularly in the areas where they typically stay. However, since Sydney's nightlife ends rather early at 1am, the city tends to be quite quiet by 3am, with fewer people around. The only exception to this is King's Cross, which can be a bit dodgy, but the rest of the city is perfectly fine.

Posted: March 31, 2024
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Lucy

Lucy

Sydney is a very safe city if you are walking around the city or the beaches. I would keep an eye on my drink at clubs as there have been a few spiking cases. Public transport is very safe as well, I just always try to stay in the same train carriage as the conductor. Also, some suburban areas can be quite dangerous as there are some poorer suburbs outside of the city.

Posted: March 30, 2024
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Is Sydney safe to travel?

4.5 /5

Based on 8 experiences

Solo travel experience

Bit of a boring city tbh but felt safe and was cool to see the opera house. Think it just lacked the personality of Melbourne and other aussie beach towns. Would reccomend bondi beach, Melbourne or magnetic island over sydney

Posted: March 14, 2024Experienced: August, 2018
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Ségolène

Ségolène (30)

Australia

Solo travel experience

I loved Sydney! I felt safe all the time. I don't go out in the evening though so can't really say for the night time but no problem during the day. People were always super nice and happy to help. It's super easy to go around, bus, train, ferry, perfect. I'm on a low budget so didn't really eat outside but there's good prices in the shops. 2 fav spots : Manly and Bronte Beach ⛱️

Posted: February 3, 2024Experienced: January, 2023
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Is Sydney worth visiting?

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 8 experiences

Solo travel experience

During my four-week stay in Balmain, I found Sydney to be a welcoming haven for explorers like myself, providing a sense of security even during nighttime outings. Venturing out alone after dusk never felt intimidating. Locals were incredibly friendly and approachable, always willing to offer assistance. Navigating Sydney was a breeze, thanks to its efficient public transport system. Whether by train, ferry or bus, getting around was convenient and budget-friendly in comparison to taxi rides.

Posted: December 24, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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Larissa

Larissa (26)

Germany

Solo travel experience

I loved traveling the West Coast of Australia. So much to see. The nature is incredible. The people are so friendly and helped if needed. The food was good, but a bit expensive. I stayed in hostels to connect with other people.

Posted: December 21, 2023Experienced: August, 2015
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Meet locals in Sydney

Jemma

Jemma

About Me

Hi there :) I’m a super friendly and easy going Australian who loves travel and meeting new people. I’m interested in couch surfing for a week in Amsterdam come the 1st of August and would be so happy to meet you! I would love to help with anything round the place in return and I also love to cook! I have a range of interests so I’m sure we will find some things in common and have a great week :)

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Lucy

Lucy

About Me

Hi there! My name is Lucy and I am 22 years old living in Sydney, Australia. I am a full-time student studying a Bachelor of Laws and Business and I work part-time at a commercial law firm. During my University breaks I love to travel and I am hoping to do a short exchange in London in June 2024. After my 3 week exchange I plan on travelling around other countries in Europe solo. I also aspire to visit Central and South America once I graduate in 2025 and I am very open to suggestions! Please reach out if you have any questions about travelling in Sydney or if you can offer any advice for my travel plans 😊

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