Top 20 safest suburbs to live in Brisbane

Brisbane is the Olympic city to be, the world’s 27th most livable city and the capital of the Sunshine state.

Brisbane’s housing market was the country’s strongest performer in 2022, with a 32% growth in median house prices, according to CoreLogic. This was in comparison to 22% nationally.

Since the pandemic began, Brisbane’s dwelling values increased by 42.7% from trough to peak.

Which are Brissie’s safest areas?

Brisbane’s safest suburbs
Brisbane’s safest suburbs are spread across the city. Image – Canva

Budget Direct data analysis based on property crime records from Queensland Police reveals the safest postcodes in the city. The data is drawn from 2017 – 2022.

The Queensland state average is 130 crimes per 1,000 properties.

1. Postal Code 4055

Topping the list is 4055 in North West Brisbane. The code includes Ferny Hills, Kedron Upper, Bunya, Ferny Grove, Ferny Hills and Upper Kedron.

The area is ranked 25th in the state, recording 14 crimes per 1,000 properties.

2. Postal Code 4070

Taking out the silver place is 4070 which encompasses Anstead, Bellbowrie, Moggill and Priors Pocket.

This area is in southwest Brisbane and records 17 crimes per 1,000 properties.

3. Postal Code 4061

In third place is 4061 where The Gap is located. The Gap is a northwestern suburb in Brisbane. It has a population of 17,318 people according to the 2021 census.

The postcode records 21 crimes per 1,000 properties.

4. Postal Code 4037

Next is code 4037 which includes Eatons Hill.

The area has a crime rate of 23 crimes per 1,000 properties.

5. Postal Code 4154

This code includes suburbs Gumdale, Ransome and Wakerley.

4154 has a crime rate of 24 crimes per 1,000 properties.

6. Postal Code 4065

The postcode encompasses three suburbs north-west of the CBD Bardon West, Jubilee, Rainworth and Bardon

The relatively central area records 26 crimes per 1,000 properties.

7. Postal Code 4035

The code includes Albany Creek, Bridgeman Downs and Cashs Crossing.

Across the three suburbs, the crime rate is 26 crimes per 1,000 properties.

8. Postal Code 4025

Postal area 4025 contains Moreton Island, Bulwer, Cape Moreton, Cowan Cowan, Kooringal and Tangalooma.

The postcode records 30 crimes per 1,000 properties.

9. Postal Code 4067

The area neighbours the University of Brisbane campus and includes the suburbs of St Lucia, St Lucia South and Ironside

The area has a crime rate of 31 crimes per 1,000 properties.

10. Postal Code 4069

Located in the southwest of Brisbane, the area includes Brookfield, Chapel Hill, Fig Tree Pocket, Kenmore, Kenmore East, Kenmore Hills, Pinjarra Hills, Pullenvale, Upper Brookfield, Kenmore Dc and Lone Pine

Although the postal code covers a vast area, the crime rate remains low at 31 crimes per 1,000 properties.

11. Postal Code 4179

The coastal area includes three suburbs: Lota, Manly and Manly West.

The area has a crime rate of 36 crimes per 1,000 properties.

12. Postal Code 4073

The riverside area includes Seventeen Mile Rocks and Sinnamon Park.

Located in the southwest of Brisbane, the area records 42 crimes per 1,000 properties.

13. Postal Code 4054

Grovely, Arana Hills and Keperra are three suburbs in northwest Brisbane.

The area has a crime rate of 43 crimes per 1,000 properties.

14. Postal Code 4017

This seaside postal area includes the suburbs of Bracken Ridge, Brighton, Brighton Eventide, Brighton Nathan Street, Deagon, Sandgate, Shorncliffe, Nashville & Sandgate Dc.

Despite the long list of suburbs, the postcode records only 45 crimes per 1,000 properties.

15. Postal Code 4018

4018 is located in north Brisbane and encompasses Fitzgibbon and Taigum.

The postcode records 48 crimes per 1,000 properties.

16. Postal Code 4005

This postal area contains New Farm and Teneriffe.

The postcode records 48 crimes per 1,000 properties.

17. Postal Code 4121

This area is in south Brisbane and includes Holland Park, Holland Park East, Holland Park West, Tarragindi, Wellers Hill, Ekibin and Mount Thompson.

The postal code has a crime rate of 50 crimes per 1,000 properties.

18. Postal Code 4171

4171 encompasses Balmoral, Bulimba, Hawthorne and Galloways Hill.

The postcode records 52 crimes per 1,000 properties.

19. Postal Code 4178

The area includes Lytton, Wynnum, Wynnum North, Wynnum Plaza, Wynnum West, Lindum, Port Of Brisbane and Wynnum Central.

The area has a crime rate of 52 crimes per 1,000 properties.

20. Postal Code 4053

THe postal code includes Brookside Centre, Everton Hills, Everton Park, Mcdowall, Mitchelton, Stafford, Stafford Heights, Oxford Park, Somerset Hills, Stafford Bc, Stafford City and Stafford Dc.

The postcode records 54 crimes per 1,000 properties.

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