Warrnambool and South West Victoria are regarded as the safest region in the state for property crime with 55% of “lower than average risk” postcodes. This includes regional centres along the Great Ocean Road including Apollo Bay, extending to Colac and Casterton.

Melbourne’s Outer-East suburbs rank highest in the metropolitan area, extending from Doncaster East to Belgrave and Lilydale.

Bendigo has a higher proportion of “lower than average risk” suburbs (35%) compared to Ballarat which does not have any.

The Mornington Peninsula has a higher proportion of “lower than average risk” suburbs (30%) compared to Geelong (16%).

Melbourne

Top 5 regions (% of suburbs that are lower than average risk):

  • Melbourne – Outer East – 29%
  • Melbourne – North East – 23%
  • Melbourne – North West – 14%
  • Melbourne – South East – 14%
  • Melbourne – West – 7%

Top 5 postcodes:

  • 3115 – Wonga Park – State rank #4
  • 3792 – The Patch – State rank #6
  • 3814 – Garfield, Garfield North, Cora Lynn, Vervale – State rank #18
  • 3808 – Beaconsfield Upper, Dewhurst – State rank #25
  • 3808 – Ferny Creek – State rank #30 

Regional VIC

Top 5 regions (% of suburbs that are lower than average risk):

  • Warrnambool & South West – 56%
  • Hume – 46%
  • Bendigo – 35%
  • Mornington Peninsula – 30%
  • North West – 30%

Top 5 postcodes:

  • 3115 – Teesdale – State rank #1
  • 3462 – Green Gully – State rank #2
  • 3698 – Mount Beauty – Tawonga South – State rank #3
  • 3898 – Anglers Rest, Omeo, Glen Valley – State rank #7
  • 3898 – Lockington – State rank #8
Michael Yardney
About Michael Yardney
Michael is a director of Metropole Property Strategists who create wealth for their clients through independent, unbiased property advice and advocacy. He's been voted Australia's leading property investment adviser and his opinions are regularly featured in the media.
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