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Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Sydney is a very safe city. With a rating of 88% Australia, is ranked 10th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : LOW
There is nearly no pickpocket risk in Sydney. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Sydney is a safe city regarding mugging and kidnapping risks, although some areas are best to be avoided at night.
SCAMS RISK : LOW
There are very few scams in Sydney. In the King’s Cross area there can be some “scams” in strip clubs where bartenders make you pay drinks at a high price. Be aware of “gold ring” tricks, fake petitions, groups of teenagers acting strangely or trying to distract you; and people offering help with your luggage.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
Transports and taxis are generally safe in Sydney, but smaller stations outside the city and train cars can become very quiet at night.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : MEDIUM
There can be some occasional natural hazards (geological, meteorological) in Sydney, and the sun is very strong (see the page about Australia for more advice)
TERRORISM RISK : LOW
Sydney is a very safe city in respect to terrorist threats.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Sydney and Australia in general is safe for women travelers.