Safe and Sound: The Best Suburbs for Families in Sydney

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Hold on tight because we're about to take you on a wild ride through the city's crime stats and help you find the safest suburbs for you and your little ones to settle down in.

And let us tell you, this info is more valuable than a giant tub of ice cream on a hot summer day! With Sydney's sky-high property prices, you'll want to make sure you're choosing a neighbourhood that's not only beautiful but also safe and secure. So buckle up, and let's go!

The Top Ten Safest Suburbs In Sydney

Nice one, Sydney!

So, where should you set up camp if you want to feel secure in your new home? 

Well, according to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) data, the top ten safest council areas in Sydney are:

10. The Northern Beaches

 With its stunning coastline, gorgeous parks and playgrounds, and great schools, this area is perfect for families who love the outdoors. Pay a visit to Clontarf Playground while you're there. 

9. Willoughby

Located just a short drive from the city, Willoughby is a leafy suburb with a strong sense of community. It's definitely worth a visit to Willoughby Park & Gated Playground.

8. North Sydney

 This bustling commercial hub is also a great place for families, thanks to its numerous parks, excellent schools, and easy access to the city. Plus, North Sydney Olympic Park could be your local. 

7. Canada Bay

 Located on the inner west of Sydney, Canada Bay is a diverse and vibrant community that offers plenty of green spaces, excellent schools, and a thriving arts scene. 

6. Hornsby

 With its lush bushland, beautiful parks, and great schools, Hornsby is a popular choice for families who love nature and the great outdoors and we can't go past Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

5. Upper Lachlan Shire

 If you're looking for a more rural lifestyle, then Upper Lachlan Shire might be the place for you. This peaceful area is surrounded by rolling hills, pristine lakes, and plenty of wildlife.

4. Mosman

 With its stunning harbor views, excellent schools, Mosman is a great choice for families who want the best of both worlds.

3. Hunters Hill

This historic suburb is known for its well-preserved heritage homes, beautiful parks, and excellent schools. You'll love its sense of community, as well as its easy access to the city.

2. Lane Cove

This leafy suburb is located on the lower north shore of Sydney, and it offers plenty of parks, playgrounds, and excellent schools. With its close proximity to the city, Lane Cove is a great option for families who want an easy commute.

And the winner for the top spot goes to... drumroll, please... Ku-Ring-Gai!

Must be all the lush greenery.


This area is known for its beautiful national parks, which are sure to take your breath away.

One of the most popular parks is Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, and you can probably tell from the name that it's pretty special! You'll be blown away by the stunning blue waterways and the lush greenery that surrounds you.

What's even better is that this area has a very low crime rate, with just 172.4 incidents per 100,000 people. So not only will you be surrounded by natural beauty, but you'll also feel safe and secure during your visit. And while you're there, don't forget to check out Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden.

So, there you have it, folks, the rundown on Sydney's safest suburbs. Now, all you have to do is find a way to afford the property prices... good luck with that! 

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