[Important] What are the 3 dangerous areas in Sydney that 90% of people don’t know about?


Hello everyone. I’m @olivertomolife and I’ve studied abroad in Sydney!

It is said that Australia is one of the safest countries in the world.

And Sydney is one of the safest places in the world, but of course there are dangerous areas.

If you are careless and go to such places, you may end up in a situation that you cannot recover from.

I’ll tell you which areas are dangerous and what you should be careful about in your life!

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Contents of this article
  • Australia’s Safety Ranking
  • What are the 3 dangerous areas in Sydney?
  • What are the 5 things you should be aware of when living in Sydney?

I experienced studying abroad in Sydney for a year starting in 2018. Now I am writing a blog about that experience.

By reading this post, you’ll get to know about the dangerous places in Sydney!

You can learn more about choosing an agent to study in Australia in the following article.


Australia’s Safety Ranking

Australia Sydney

First of all, how safe is Australia on the planet?

According to a 2019 public safety survey of 163 countries around the world, Australia and Japan ranked 13th and 9th, respectively.

This means that Australia’s security is safe at a level similar to Japan.

So, where should you be careful in Sydney?

Let’s take a look at them below.

What are the 3 dangerous areas in Sydney?

dangerous place

Sydney is famous for its safety, but unfortunately, there are some bad places.

Well, I guess you can say the same thing no matter where you are in the world.

Let’s take a look at each of these places.

1 Redfern

The first is a place called Redfern, which is located near the center of Sydney.

It is one station next to Central Station, the biggest station in the city.

The reason for the lack of security seems to be that there are many aboriginal people living in the area, and there have been many conflicts with British immigrants.

I have heard many stories of people being in danger, so please be careful.

2 Kings Cross

The second place is King’s Cross.

This place is also located close to the city center.

The reason why it is not safe is because it used to be an entertainment district with many night stores, although it is now in decline.

It is also known as a drug dealing area, and people in the area are also careful because it is a place where murders have occurred.

I have also heard that there are drug addicts sitting on the streets, so do not go there.

I talked to a guy who used to live here when I was living in a share house.

According to him, he was suddenly attacked from behind by a man.

He’s since moved house and moved location…

3 Punch Bowl

The third one is the Punchbowl.

It’s far from the city, but I’ve been there several times because this place has very good Lebanese food.

My friend who has lived in Sydney for a long time told me that this place has a lot of immigrants and they don’t get along well with each other, so there is a lot of trouble.

It’s a little sad because it’s a place with great food, but I think it’s safe during the day.

What are the 5 things to be careful about living in Sydney?

1 Pickpockets

pick pocket

Not as bad as in other countries, but you can’t be too careful!

Be careful at crowded events and train stations.

Especially in Central Station, the largest station in Sydney, there are many homeless people, so please be careful when you pass in front of the station both during the day and at night.

Always be aware of your valuables such as your wallet and cell phone.

If you are careful when you go out, you will be able to protect yourself from pickpockets.

2 Left behind items

Sydney air port

There have been cases where people have had their suitcases stolen while they were away from their luggage at the airport, and cases where people have had their cell phones stolen from their desks at restaurants, so be careful.

If you want to take a seat in a restaurant, it is a good idea to leave a towel or something that can be stolen.

Bicycles are very easy to steal, so be sure to lock them up tightly.

It is best to live on foot as much as possible.

3 Don’t get too drunk


There are many pubs and clubs in Sydney.

If you are too drunk or too drunk in a pub, you will be forcibly escorted out.

A friend of mine got kicked out for being too drunk, so please be careful.

It is easy to lose things when you drink too much alcohol, so please always remember that you are abroad.

4 Drugs


Drugs are banned by law in Australia.

However, it is easy to get marijuana.

Many people are aware that as long as the police don’t find it, it’s okay, and my friend’s acquaintances seem to smoke it every day.

This is a matter of fines and visas, so do not mess with it.

5 Card Payment

Card payment Australia

Debit cards are widely used in Australia.

However, you need to be careful when using a credit card.

If you do use one, make sure you watch the shopkeeper carefully.

If you use a credit card, make sure you watch the clerk, because there are people who will record the number and abuse it.

If someone goes to the back of the store with a payment machine, there is a good chance that he or she is suspicious.

Try to use a debit card as much as possible.

My friend’s credit card suddenly stopped working, and after investigating the cause, it seems that the credit card company stopped the transaction because it was being abused.

Let’s all be careful.


Australia Sydney
  • The most dangerous place is King’s Cross.
  • Do not enter dangerous areas unnecessarily.
  • Do not forget that you are abroad.

This is a summary of the dangerous areas in Sydney and what to be careful about in life.

I think you can avoid these situations by always being aware of the danger, so please try to practice one thing at a time.

I will keep sending out more information about Australia, so please stay tuned.

Thank you for reading to the end!