Where are the safest suburbs in Melbourne?


“Where is a good place to live?” It’s a highly common question asked by almost everyone who’s moving and trying to find the best areas in Melbourne.

If you’re trying to decide between Melbourne or Sydney to live, safe suburbs can play a strong factor. Finding the best family suburbs in Melbourne usually means you’re looking for areas with low crime… and we certainly seem to have it better here in Victoria.

Let’s help out those who are just about to buy a new nice place in Melbourne, and recommend the best areas to move to. There’s a lot of new Melbourne suburbs popping up on the outer stretches of the city, but what are their crime rates and safety like?

List your favourite nice suburbs in Melbourne below.


  1. Gisborne, any part of Macedon ranges is lovely and safe, but i heard Romsey is pretty bad now. Essendon and Moonee Ponds are nice areas i’ve been told.

  2. Most of Melbourne is safe but suburbs that are incredibly safe are as follows Kew, Canterbury, Surrey hills, Camberwell, Toorak, Brighton, Hampton, Malvern, Balwyn, Caulfield, Elsterwick, Glen Waverley, Armadale, Hawthorn. Don’t know the western suburbs as well to be honest.

  3. Balaclava, St Kilda East (Jewish areas with security), St Kilda, South Yarra, (Backpackers so 24 hrs party), Hawthorn, Kew, Prahrain, (residential with quite people), Richmond, Carlton, Collingwood, South Melbourne, Docklands, (Next to CBD), Malvern, Armadale, Toorak, Caulfield, Burnley, Camberwell, Elsternwick, (Considered safe had friends living. I myself can vouch for Middle Park, Albert Park, St Kilda, Collingwood, Hawthorn, Kew (having lived there). In general next to CBD, inner east, inner south, inner south east are deninitely safer than inner north (bad) inner west (worse). Of course you’re specific area can be safer in an unsafe suburb.


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