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Get home safe

Group of people walking at a G:Link station

The Gold Coast has a vibrant nightlife and features a range of entertainment options for a great night out with friends or family.

Pedestrians are involved in one out of 10 vehicle incidents with half of serious crashes involving a pedestrian in Surfers Paradise occurring between 8pm and 6am.

If you're planning a night out, make sure you plan how to get home safe.

Safety tips

  • It’s easy to plan ahead. Organise a lift, catch a taxi or public transport, designate a driver or stay at a mate’s place.
  • After a few drinks stay in a group. Don't let friends go off on their own.
  • If you have a designated driver, make sure they are not affected by drugs or alcohol.
  • If catching public transport, use the journey planner at translink.com.au or call 13 12 30 for timetable and service information.
  • It’s a good idea to know the time of your last bus, train or G:link service.
  • If you're going to walk home, choose well-lit streets and walk safely by staying on footpaths and crossing at pedestrian crossings.
  • Never sit, rest or lie on the road.
  • Never assume a driver has seen you.
  • Use secure taxi ranks where possible (Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Coolangatta). Phone Gold Coast Cabs on 131 008.
  • Find information about late night transport services including Secure and Flatfare taxi ranks, buses and the G:link (light rail) by visiting the Queensland Government's Translink website.

Get home safe materials for venues

To promote the message of Get Home Safe there are a range of materials available for venues to display.

Download the printable Get Home Safe promotional material.

Pedestrian related crash statistics on the Gold Coast

  • One in 10 vehicle incidents involve a pedestrian.
  • Alcohol is a factor in up to 45 per cent of pedestrian accidents.
  • Young people aged between 18 and 25 make up just over a quarter of injured pedestrians on the Gold Coast.
  • Half of serious crashes involving a pedestrian occur within one kilometre of the coastline.
  • Half of serious crashes involving a pedestrian in Surfers Paradise occur between 8pm and 6am (seven days).
  • Thirty-five (35) per cent of serious crashes involving a pedestrian in Surfers Paradise occur between 8pm and 6am on Friday and Saturday nights.

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