Brisbane Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Crime

    Brisbane is one of the safest major cities in Australia, with one of the lowest crime rates in the world. Both men and women should be able to walk around the CBD (Downtown) at all hours of the...

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  • 2. Transport

    I know in some Countries there is no need to do this, as Buses stop at all stops. In Brisbane and suburbs it is different, you must put your arm out to "hail the bus." If you don't do this, then the...

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  • 3. Marine Life

    It is a good idea NOT to go swimming in the Brisbane River, as it is home to approx 500 Bull Sharks. The bull shark is known for its aggressive nature and has been the cause of a few deaths in the...

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  • 4. Sunburn

    Brisbane is capital of the Cancer State! Yes we suffer the highest incidence of sun cancers in the world. Don't add to the statistics. Slip, Slop, Slap! Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on...

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  • 5. Fortitude Valley

    The valley isn't exactly a dangerous place and it isn't exactly a safe place either. A few tips, - don't be alone - stay on ANN and CONSTANCE ST, or on BRUNSWICK ST BETWEEN Whickham and Arthur...

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  • 6. EXPENSIVE CAR PARKING IN BRISBANE

    SOUTHBANK UNDERGROUND CAR PARK Monday-Friday, Day (enter/exit between 5am and 6pm) 0.0-0.5 hours $6.00 0.5-1.0 hours $10.00 1.0-1.5 hours $13.00 1.5-2.0 hours...

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  • 7. BACKPACKER CAMPERS - BEWARE!

    On our Brisbane news telecast lately, has been news on Back-packers abusing the system of FREE CAMPING.In their Camper vans, they are parking along the road...

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  • 8. WATCH HIRE CAR CHARGES

    This tip came about when a question was asked on the forum about a $200 extra charge that can be included in the car hire rate, to cover all toll charges.THIS...

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  • 9. Beware the Ibis

    The Ibis is a large wading bird with white and black feathers and a long hooked bill. They wander all over South Bank - even in the walkways between buildings....

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  • 10. High Cost to Park in the CBD

    Brisbane CBD Parking Stations provide some of the most expensive places to park in the World. It costs more to park here than down-town New York. 3 hours (and...

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  • 11. CHURCHES

    I didn't know where to put this tip!I just wanted to let everyone know, that lots of Australian Churches do not have their doors open, all day, every week....

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  • 12. Dive bombers from the trees in Spring

    This Tip applies to most places in Australia not just Brisbane.You may find it unusual where you live for bike riders to put stacks of extra large heavy duty...

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  • 13. Summer storms

    Mainly during the summer months, Brizzy has its fair share of afternoon storms. Days can be extremely hot and an afternoon storm comes through to cool things...

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  • 14. SNAKES ALIVE!

    Summer, and with Summer in Australia, comes the Snakes.The snakes come out of there winter hibernation to enjoy the summer weather, just like you and I enjoy...

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  • 15. MOBILE PHONES & SEATBELTS.

    If you are driving a car, make sure that you DO NOT TALK ON THE MOBILE PHONE AND DRIVE!THIS IS AN OFFENCEUsing a hand-held mobile phone is illegal when driving,...

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  • 16. MAGPIE NESTING SEASON

    The Magpie, most of the year, goes about its business, mixing with people in the city and parks and singing "Warbling Carol" (carolling) beautifully. There are...

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  • 17. Give this one a wide berth............

    I cannot recall ever being ashamed about anything where my beautiful home town Brisbane is concerned, however last week I went to a restaurant which did put...

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  • 18. Beware of midge bites!

    If you are anywhere within 1.5km of mangroves along Brisbane's river and creeks, take precautions against midge bites. Midge larvae exist in mud and sandy...

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  • 19. Be careful of TAXIS when crossing roads!!!!!!!

    On my last night in Brisbane I was walking around in the city. Crossed the intersection at the corner of Ann and Edward Sts (where Palace Backpackers and...

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  • 20. Renting a car make sure they dont lie to you

    I flew to Sydney in August to car hunt and rented a car from Avis.The people at Sydney airport were fine I ended up in Wagga Wagga and on Sunday morning I went...

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  • 21. Funky Storms

    Up here we've got some really funky summer storm activity that your really need to be careful around. These storms up until recently, We haven’t had a decent...

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  • 22. Dogs!!!

    I went on a rural walk down a road where I only saw about 10 cars all day. Anyway all the area was farmland and privite property which are all protected by a...

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  • 23. Swim Between The Flags!!

    This warning really applies to any Australian beach. Each year people (particularily tourists) drown in unpatrolled areas. Please swim only on beaches patrolled...

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  • 24. Tight & Narrow Car parks in Brisbane City hotel

    The experience of car parking in Goodearth Hotel, Brisbane was a very unpleasant and challenging one. Not much space for our small rented Hyundai Elantra to...

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  • 25. Warnings or Danger

    As always, women should never walk alone at night. Be vigilant. Always hold your bag under your arms close to you. And by the way, most locals can usually tell...

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