8th January 2020 Safer Travel


Adelaide is South Australia’s cosmopolitan coastal capital. Its ring of parkland on the River Torrens is home to the city’s Adelaide Festival is an annual international arts gathering with spin-offs including fringe and film events.

British Consulate
Calm waters with houses around


Before visiting any town or city make sure you know the basics. General details and important information.

  • Emergency Services: Triple Zero (000)
  • Language: English
  • Currency: Australian Dollar
  • Country Code: AU
  • Travel Visa: Required – Click here for more info.
  • Population: 1,262,940

Risk Level

Researching various official sources, we perceive the risk to holiday makers and travellers are as follows;

Overall Risk 36%
Pickpickets 50%
Mugging 23%
Common Crimes 42%

Travellers Tips

Top travel advice and interesting tip bits of information from experienced travellers.


For the Emergency services just dial 000 from any phone, for not so serious situations please dial 101.


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Calvary North Adelaide Hospital

Royal Adelaide Hospital


Tourist Offices

Travelling Around

Getting around Adelaide is easy! Aside from walking, there are many public transport options – Adelaide Metro, with a system of buses, trains and the Glenelg tram.


Adelaide Airport

Adelaide Airport is the main airport for the city.

Train Stations

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Adelaide Railway Station

North Adelaide Railway Station

Adelaide Safety

  • How do I keep up with the news?

    Adelaide has local news media outlets. Click the text to visit their website.

    Adelaide Now

    National News Australia


  • Which areas should I avoid?

    Hindly Street also has a bad reputation for being full of drunk people, so just bear this in mind if you are in the area. As always, try not to be alone on the streets at night.

    The city centre is generally considered safe. You may need to take care in some suburbs such as areas in Elizabeth (Davoren park), Huntsfield Heights in Noarlunga, Mansfield park and Kilkenny.

  • What are the common crimes?

    Adelaide is considered quite safe, having been rated Australia’s safest city out of 30 of the largest cities, overtaking Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. However, no city is ever 100% safe, so always be aware of what’s going on around you.

    Beware of pickpockets as they tend to operate in tourist areas, keep your belongings secure at all times and be careful if strangers try to make conversation or distract you as it could be an attempt to steal your valuables.

Improve Your Personal Safety

Knowledge – the more you have the better equipped you are.

Awareness – the more you see the safer you become.

Response – the right reaction can change a situation.

Annual Events

Annual events allow a city come together for some amazing experiences. If visiting at this time, make sure you have your accommodation booked and are always aware of your surroundings when travelling around.


Adelaide Fringe

The leading annual arts festival in the southern hemisphere, where 900 events take place in pop-up venues around the city. Running over four weeks in February and March, its open-access approach means that anyone with a show or event can register to take part, making it one of the most diverse arts festivals. Acts can include anything from comedy, theatre and cabaret to puppetry, circus and visual art and design.

The Clipsal 500 Adelaide

Australia’s largest domestic motor sports event first held in 1999, featuring 250km race for V8 Supercars. Now a four day event, it has 6 major race categories and a large concert. It is held on the east end of Adelaide on a shortened form of the Adelaide Street circuit and was described by legendary motor sport authority Murray Walker as the “best touring car event in the world”.

The Royal Adelaide Show

An annual agricultural show and fair that runs for 9 days on the first Friday in September. It is South Australia’s largest event exhibiting food, animals, rides and entertainment. The event focuses on the importance n the Primary Industry and provides a chance for farmers to show off their livestock and fresh fruit and vegetables. It is held in the Adelaide Showground in Wayville

Adelaide Highlights

  • Are there any museums in Adelaide?
  • What else is there to see?

    Bradman Collection

    A superb exhibition for cricket fans. Sir Donald Bradman, considered the greatest batsman in the history of Cricket, donated his personal collection of cricket memorabilia to the state library of South Australia. Fans can fixate on personal items from 1927 to 1977 and admire his progression to international success. The exhibition takes place in the historic 1861 South Australian Institute building, part of the State Library of SA precinct. The Bradman Collection is now based at the picturesque cricket grounds of Adelaide Oval, with the State Library keeping archival materials.

    Adelaide Botanic Garden

    Situated within walking distance to the city centre, the 16 hectare botanical gardens are a hidden paradise in cosmopolitan Adelaide. The historical gardens are home to a stunning collection of plants. Highlights include the gigantic Victoria Amazonica, housed in the Waterlily Pavilion and the recreated rainforest in the Bicentennial Conservatory. Catch daily guided tours usually lasting around an hour and half from the Schomburgk Pavilion, departing at 10:30am.

  • What are the highlight attractions?

    Adelaide Zoo

    Home to an incredible 1,800 animals and 300 species of exotic and native mammals, reptiles, birds and fish. It is Australia’s second oldest zoo, owned and run by the Royal Zoological Society of South Australia on a non for profit basis. Highlights include the giant pandas, Wang Wand and Funi, and the Southeast Asian rainforest exhibit. Free walking tours depart half-hourly and keep an eye out for feeding sessions.

    Art Gallery of South Australia

    More than half a million visitors every year come to visit The Art Gallery of South Australia. It is the second largest state art collection n Australia with around 38,000 works of art. Set in one of Adelaide’s most striking buildings, you can marvel at the beautiful interior as well as collections of Australian art from time of European settlement right up to the early 19th century. It embraces a superb collection of Indigenous art. Free guided tours run at 11am and 2pm daily.

    Adelaide Central Market

    With over 70 traders under one roof, the Adelaide Central Market is one of the largest undercover fresh produce markets in the southern hemisphere, buzzing with life and colour all year round.