Crime in Gold Coast, Australia

Crime rates in Gold Coast, Australia

Level of crime
50.27 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
65.72 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
43.61 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
38.79 Low
Worries car stolen
37.02 Low
Worries things from car stolen
44.50 Moderate
Worries attacked
42.39 Moderate
Worries being insulted
45.64 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
26.88 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
65.79 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
56.21 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
46.84 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
35.80 Low

Safety in Gold Coast, Australia

Safety walking alone during daylight
71.89 High
Safety walking alone during night
40.13 Moderate

Contributors: 186

Last update: August 2023

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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17 Comments so far
Ice Wallow Come on Jun 05, 2022:
The Gold Coast is a great place. Been living there since birth and so far, no issues, apart from the house prices rising in central areas where I live and work at, like Southport. Apart from that, the beaches are amazing, and the public events that happen like the Gold Coast show are fun to go to. I would really recommend someone to move to the Gold Coast, and you should too.
a reputable source on Nov 04, 2021:
gold coast is amazing and you must go because it is amazing there is no crime and everyone is really nice plus the beach is good and everything is amazing go now you MUST otherwise if you don't go then poppy playtime will creep into your room and gobble down your toes and everything else you must go now its amazing and they have much good stuff GO NOW its amazing
Steve on Sep 03, 2021:
I have traveled the world and while there are some amazing places throughout the world, no where comes close to the overall splenfdour of the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast has ideal weather, beautiful waterways and beaches that are great for surfing, theme parks, Tambourine Mountain, close to Byron Bay and the hinterland is totally underrated. The hinterland has some amazing walking trails with beautiful rain forests and waterfalls. I have lived on the Gold Coast for 21 years and never had a problem with crime, but I hardly ever go into Surfers Paradise where people go stupid. I lived in Sydney for 45 years and crime is way worse there. Traffic is only busy during school drop off and pick up or where there are road works. The Council does an amazing job of keeping the city in pristine condition. Great parks, sporting facilities and roads are excellent compared to most other places in the world.
citizen 1 on Mar 02, 2021:
I feel like on the gold coast going at night that there is a lot of bad people out and they might kidnap you and I agree with Citizen.
citizen on Mar 02, 2021:
The homelessness in the gold coast is slowly climbing and I am constantly worried about corruption in the council system the most important thing we should be focusing on is crime.
Noah on Jan 09, 2021:
I’ve heard Palm Beach is rising in crime, is this true?
Paul Mills on Dec 25, 2020:
Like most places commonsense one doesn't get about at night anywhere,lock Ur homes even lock doors during the day,better safe than sorry,drugs/ALC are abused any most places but due to the 24 7 party precinct the climate & beaches,tourist attractions,the transient population bring their issues,like Bali they think surfers is a place to get messy,get wasted & do some stupid things.southport is underfunded,plenty of police there don't know what they do at night,asleep?.there's a lot of corrupt ppl with big money on the coast,go to the casino on Thur,Frid Saturday night,s it's wall to wall with dubious characters.the weather is usually good,the country side hills,beaches are beautiful,it's a bit of a rat race now,it was a country town by the beach in the late 70,s.there were some good clubs like Bombay Rock in surfers & the playroom at palm beach,hosted all the old Aussie bands,cheisl,angels,INXS,oils was great growing up here in the 80,s & early 90,s now it's a money grabbing joint, selling beach side places with rising sea levels,so every time a storm surge comes the Beach's are going.
Alex on Nov 08, 2020:
First of all, I have lived at the Gold Coast my whole life and nothing has ever happened. There have been no crimes to close and there has been no car thefts. Most people are friendly and kind. By the way Paul, not everyone are brogans. Most people aren't so before you judge, come to the Gold Coast yourself and realize that your statement is incorrect and unneeded.
Francis on Oct 14, 2020:
Never mind, I hate the Gold Coast, Mr Thunder just robbed me
Francis on Oct 14, 2020:
I love the Gold Coast, and I can agree strongly with Mr Thunder
Dick Thunder on Oct 14, 2020:
I love the Gold Coast, it is truly the place for my kind
Paul on Aug 07, 2020:
Hate the Gold Coast, especially Nerang. Only complete deros and bogans live their!
Judie on Jun 10, 2020:
I have lived on Gold Coast for some 25 years, have have had a very peaceful safe and happy times here except for of late had a man standing out side my bedroom window, for an 80year old it scared and ruffled my feathers, but I got it all under control with my safety network, I have in place, this guy was obviously out of his brain on ice, the drug problem on the Goldie must be is for living, and to be enjoyed..It’s a choice we all have, there’s 2roads to be taken, the good and enjoyable one or the bad and destructive one, the choice is entirely yours don’t waste it, signing off, smiley on the Goldie......
Puff on Nov 27, 2019:
Depends where you go. The Northern suburbs are filled with criminals and druggies. Generally a weird and insane place that time forgot. Maybe all the bogans than can't afford Brisbane fell down there. Rudeness and nastiness abounds as well and drug and alcohol fuelled rage and violence. The so called "CBD" Southport is depressing, horrid and to be avoided at night. The Southern and vastly more expensive areas are more chill if not perfect, Coolangatta, Burleigh, Tweed etc. They are actually kind of civilised.
alan on Nov 12, 2019:
mate I was walking around and surfers paradise and I saw the biggest snake ever
jeff on Oct 16, 2019:
I have lived in there for 2 years only, and I am one of victim for one a case. i would say gold coast is really not good for living.
M on Oct 08, 2019:
I'm soon to be leaving Gold Coast but never really had an issue. I've known of some people's places being walked into but only when they leave the door/gate wide open. Know of cars being stolen from suburbs like Robina. I lived around Surfers and Southport, been black out drunk the first few years. Lost my keys and phone a number of times but my own fault and never had any other issues. Surfers is more loud/obnoxious in tourist seasons than dangerous. Witnessed a handful of domestics through my time here, but they can be anywhere. Southport can feel a bit shady at times, but everybody is just trying to get by and you rarely get approached.

No fights, no theft, maybe I'm just lucky. I was thrown down some stairs by a bouncer once, that was the worst of it. I'm not tough and still no big deal (for a guy at least). Maybe being from Wollongong has changed my perception....