Top 20 safest suburbs to live in the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is home to some of the most spectacular apartments and penthouses, with the city south of Brissie renowned for its beaches, theme parks, and more recently – unending announcements about new apartments going up.

But amidst the glitz and glamour, how does the Gold Coast fare for safety?

Many of the hinterland suburbs made the list, with the full top 20 including a diverse range of locations from the very heart of the Gold Coast to the outer reaches.

Top 20 safest postcodes in the Gold Coast

Ranking
Postcodes
Crimes per 1,000 properties

1
4270
24

2
4287
24

3
4272
32

4
4228
36

5
4285
41

6
4275
43

7
4227
71

8
4213
72

9
4223
74

10
4205
93

11
4224
100

12
4280
109

13
4216
110

14
4208
117

15
4210
117

16
4221
119

17
4211
121

18
4226
142

19
4225
163

20
4212
172

Source: Budget Direct*

4270

Featuring the suburb of Tamborine, the postcode is located in the Gold Coast’s hinterland.

The area recorded 24 crimes per 1,000 properties.

4287

This Gold Coast postcode is home to the suburbs of Barney View, Mount Barney, Mount Lindesay, Palen Creek, Rathdowney, and Running Creek. These suburbs are all located almost two hours inland.

The area also recorded 24 crimes per 1,000 properties.

4272

Also in the Gold Coast hinterlands, the postcode includes Mount Tamborine and North Tamborine.

The area recorded 32 crimes per 1,000 properties.

4228

Southward towards Burleigh Heads, the postcode is home to the suburbs of Tallebudgera and Tallebudgera Valley.

The area recorded 36 crimes per 1,000 properties.

4285

The postcode is home to a large number of suburbs located about an hour inland from the Gold Coast, including Allenview, Beaudesert, Bromelton, Cainbable, Cedar Grove, Cedar Vale, Chinghee Creek, Christmas Creek, Cryna, Darlington, Gleneagle, Hillview, Innisplain, Josephville, Kagaru, Kerry, Knapp Creek, Kooralbyn, Lamington, Laravale, Mount Gipps, Mundoolun, Nindooinbah, Oaky Creek, Tabooba, Tabragalba, Tamrookum, Tamrookum Creek, Undullah, Veresdale, Veresdale Scrub, and Woodhill.

The area recorded 41 crimes per 1,000 properties.

4275

Also home to several suburbs located in the hinterland, the postcode includes the suburbs of Benobble, Biddaddaba, Boyland, Canungra, Ferny Glen, Flying Fox, Illinbah, Lamington National Park, Sarabah, Witheren, and Wonglepong.

The area recorded 43 crimes per 1,000 properties.

4227

Close to Palm Beach, Miami, and Burleigh Waters, the postcode is home to the suburbs of Reedy Creek and Varsity Lakes.

The area recorded 71 crimes per 1,000 properties.

4213

Located southwest of Surfers Paradise, the postcode is home to the suburbs of Austinville, Bonogin, Mudgeeraba, Springbrook, Tallai, and Worongary.

The area recorded 72 crimes per 1,000 properties.

4223

Close to the Queensland and New South Wales border, the suburbs in this postcode include Currumbin, Currumbin Valley, and Currumbin Waters.

The area recorded 74 crimes per 1,000 properties.

4205

Located north of the Gold Coast, the suburb of Bethania was on the list.

The area recorded 93 crimes per 1,000 properties.

4224

Just north of the Gold Coast Airport, Tugun and Tugun Heights ranked in eleventh place.

The area recorded 100 crimes per 1,000 properties.

4280

Located about an hour inland, the postcode is home to the suburbs of Jimboomba, North Maclean, South Maclean, and Stockleigh.

The area recorded 109 crimes per 1,000 properties.

4216

Located about 20 minutes north of the main strip, the postcode includes the suburbs of Biggera Waters, Coombah, Hollywell, Paradise Point, Runaway Bay, and South Stradbroke.

The area recorded 110 crimes per 1,000 properties.

4208

Also northward of the main strip, the postcode is home to Gilberton, Jacobs Well, Kingsholme, Norwell, Ormeau, and Ormeau Hills.

The area recorded 117 crimes per 1,000 properties.

4210

Located in the Gold Coast hinterland, the postcode includes the suburbs of Guanaba, Maudsland, Oxenford, Studio Village, and Wongawallan.

The area also recorded 117 crimes per 1,000 properties.

4221

Family favourites Elanora and Palm Beach are within the 4221 postcodes, with the suburbs enjoying excellent beach access, greenery, gold courses, and close proximity to the Gold Coast airport.

The area recorded 119 crimes per 1,000 properties.

4211

Another list of hinterland suburbs makes up the postcode, including Advancetown, Beechmont, Binna Burra, Carrara, Clagiraba, Gaven, Gilston, Highland Park Lower Beechmont, Mount Nathan, Natural Bridge, Nerang, Numinbah Valley, O’Reilly, Pacific Pines, and Southern Lamington.

The area recorded 121 crimes per 1,000 properties.

4226

Practically in the heart of the Gold Coast, the postcode includes the suburbs of Clear Island Waters, Merrimac, and Robina.

The area recorded 142 crimes per 1,000 properties.

4225

The postcode includes the beachside suburbs of Bilinga and Coolangatta, with Bilinga partly comprising the Gold Coast Airport. Both suburbs border New South Wales.

The area recorded 163 crimes per 1,000 properties.

4212

Located close to the major theme parks, the postcode includes Helensvale, Helensvale Town Centre, Hope Island, and Sanctuary Cove.

The area recorded 142 crimes per 1,000 properties.

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*The data was derived from Queensland Police and Budget Direct, accounting for only ‘Unlawful Entry and ‘Other Theft (excluding Unlawful Entry) from 2017-2020. The data was then filtered for postcodes within the Gold Coast.

Article source: thepropertytribune.com.au

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