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  • 1. King Cross

    Many people will tell you the dangers of Kings cross, on the other hand there are a few that will say its safer than..... Well these people are just trying to tell you how tough they are, in a round...

  • 2. Bag snatching / Pickpockets etc

    There's nothing especially dangerous about Sydney, and it feels completely safe and relaxed around the centre, especially during the day. There are a few parts that have bad reputations, but they are...

  • 3. Spiders / Snakes / Animals

    My wife has had the pleasure of being bit not once but twice by a spider while sleeping. The first time it was a big bite on her nose(which swelled up something fierce) and the second was her...

  • 4. Water and general safety

    I had never heard of these until I saw them on the beach. They aren't bottles, and they aren't glass. But they are blue and they are similar to a jellyfish! YIKES! These are also called a Portugese...

  • 5. Sun / Sunburn

    Follow those steps even if not at the beach on a 35 degree day!! Walking around in Summer, wear a hat and sunscreen. I enjoyed a brunch with a spaghetti strap dress on- was there for around 2 hours....

  • 6. Driving and Transport

    If you are traveling on sydneys trrains on weekends there will most likely be track work at the station your leaving or going to When trackwork happens passangers must hop on a cityrail bus that will...

  • 7. You may never want to leave!

    Sydney is an easy, carefree city and I can see why you wouldn't want to leave. During my visit I found myself wondering what it would be like to live in such a beautiful city. I didn't want to leave...

  • 8. Taxis

    I didn't really have a great experience with taxi drivers in Sydney. One of them was too busy listening to the football to answer my questions, another was chatting on the phone to someone in a...

  • 9. Drugs

    I went to the Ivy Club/bar in March. I stayed there for 4 hours. Ivy has a hole in the roof meaning its outdoors. Thios places disgusts me! There are smokers everywhere. & if your a person that has...

  • 10. Drinking

    Be careful after dark around Central Station, which is where the vast Sydney Central YHA (youth hostel) is. Also be EXTREMELY careful in Redfern at night. It can't be stressed enough. Don't go there...

  • 11. Money Changing

    The most convenient way to get local currency is to use your ATM card at the many banks dotting along Sydney. You will find the you get better rates than exchanging your currency at those exchange...

  • 12. Bush Fires

    The bushfire season obviously goes through summer, November through February, and the worst time is usually Christmas/New Year. In drought conditions, which is a regular occurence, the danger period...

  • 13. Traffic

    Sydney has one of the worst traffic problems in the western world, ranking in the top ten worst cities just behind Los Angeles. Its a problem of geography and...

  • 14. Trains and Train Stations

    Sydney's trains are mostly fine during the day, especially at peak hours for commuters during the week. A lot of carriages become vandalised, graffiti and...

  • 15. Food Imports

    Australia has got a very strict policy of what one can take into the country and what not. Most of the food items are prohibited upon arrival and even if you...

  • 16. Being Caught on Someone's Camera!

    Everyone should probably be warned of people like my daughter who find certain objects, people in certain attire, or engaged in certain activities in public...

  • 17. Emergency Numbers

    In Sydney and in the whole of Australia the emergency call number is 000 This number is a free call from any phone. You can connect to the ambulance, police,...

  • 18. APEC

    The chances of being in city that is hosting an APEC summit is relatively small. But if it does happen to you, be warned that large sections of the city where...

  • 19. Sydney Airport Shuttle

    The only down point about our Sydney experience was with the airport shuttle which costs $A10 per person. The shuttle is a van which seats up to 9 persons. If...

  • 20. Dodgy ATM

    I lost my ATM card at one of the stand-alone/hole in the wall type ATMs they have in malls. I phoned up the emergency number printed on the ATM and spoke to a...

  • 21. Booking accommodation through the Internet

    Please be aware that some of the websites on the Internet advertising accommodation are request only websites. You are not booking a room when you book through...

  • 22. Asian Gangs

    Try not to be alone out in Haymarket after 10pm. Although many Asian gangs are organised and will not harm people unnecessarily, there are also many small-time...

  • 23. Avoid the bondi-bronte walk on your own at night

    As several murders have taken place at this beautiful walk when people decided to go there by themselves at night. It is one of the most romantic places at...

  • 24. places to avoid

    i live in sydney and i feel that visitors should be aware of places to stay away from. don't ever go to eveleigh st. in redfern,you will get mugged if you are...

  • 25. Jarrod and his crazy Rib Bib.

    If you are taking a leisure stroll through Darling Harbour, you definitely want to make sure you grab a bite to eat at Cargo Lounge on King Street. I would...

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