Australia & the Pacific Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Beggars, Police and Buskers. Sydney question.

Jump to last reply

We have just returned from a short visit to Sydney and stayed in Goulbourn St near Wentworth Ave. When walking around the CBD during the day and night we noticed three things missing that would be obvious in Melbourne. Beggars, Police and Buskers.

In Melbourne there are beggars on just about every corner in the CBD. We saw none in Sydney. We saw one homeless man in Hyde park at about 10am still in his sleeping bag, but that was all.

Around Flinders Street Station in Melbourne particularly but over the city in general you often see police in pairs or small groups patrolling. Again, we saw none in Sydney, even around Circular Quay.

We saw only 1-2 buskers, in Melbourne on the same length trip you would encounter half a dozen or more.

Is there some reason for these three to be missing? Just curious. Apart from Sydney being perfect?

PS we did even see a tram in Sydney! How long have they been back?

12 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Writers Needed for Mexico
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 24, 14 at 12:19 PM
View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 12-14 Days - Sydney and Auckland - January 2015
  2. 2 Trip Report Tahiti? First time Impressions? Good French Polynesia Deals?
  3. 3 Paging Cathies
  4. 4 Transit time between international connections at Brisbane Airport?
  5. 5 Trip Report So much good wine, so little time; South Australia's Limestone Coast
  6. 6 Urgent help on 12 Nights South Island Itinerary
  7. 7 Cape Trib-self-drive or tour
  8. 8 5 guys travelling the GOR in March
  9. 9 Traveling between Australia and New Zealand in June
  10. 10 Weather ?
  11. 11 Sydney 23 Dec - 1st Jan then onto Perth advice please.
  12. 12 Please help with our first attempt at New Zealand itinerary
  13. 13 Wicked Camper: DON'T ever hire from them!!!!!!!!!!
  14. 14 Need Help with a 16 night itinerary in Australia with Kids
  15. 15 Itinerary Planning
  16. 16 Sydney - City to Surf. 10 August 2014
  17. 17 planning honeymoon trip in Australia in February
  18. 18 South IslandItinerary Help
  19. 19 Trip Report Australia Trip Report with Pictures May 2013
  20. 20 Lazy, don't want to research on line..
  21. 21 Sydney for 3 days
  22. 22 Careful before booking any short-term accommodation on NSW Coast
  23. 23 Help -- tight flight connection in Auckland
  24. 24 Conquering Great Walks
  25. 25 Accommodation Brisbane
View next 25 » Back to the top