Algester Tourism

Algester is an outer suburb of City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is 18 kilometres (11 mi) south-west of the central business district. The suburb's population was estimated in the 2011 census at 8,262. The suburbs of Algester, Calamvale and now Parkinson, sit on the southern border or boundary of the City of Brisbane local government area with suburbs of Logan City such as Browns Plains and Regents Park. The suburb's name is a corruption of the name of the English town of "Alcester". Briefly in the mid-to-late-1970s the suburb was colloquially named Ridgewood Heights after the Ridgewood Heights property development that then made up most of its land area, but had officially been known as Algester from 1972.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Algester in Australia. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Algester like a local. The nearest major city to Algester is Surfers Paradise. Attractions in Surfers Paradise include Dreamworld Theme Park, Planet Chill, Infinity. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Algester.

Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Algester.

  • Know the pollution level of Algester before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 15.1 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 31.16 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 34.35 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 20.75 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 11.64 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 14.55 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 13.51 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 15.8 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Algester for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Algester.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.16 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 28.47 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 34.68 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 28.97 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25.32 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 31.77 (Low)
    • Attacks 31.91 (Low)
    • Drug offense 44.81 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 84.27 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 54.15 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.23 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.87 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 41.56 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Algester is 201.32 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 65.9 (High)
    • Climate Index 98.07 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 20.95 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40.67 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 71.74 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 82.48 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.73 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 124.72 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Algester

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.24 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.16 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 92.47 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 61.29 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

* Some of the data on this page is powered by Numbeo