Southport worst spot in QLD for car vandalism

Southport has topped the list for the most cases of car vandalism in Queensland for the second year in a row.

According to figures from the RACQ, there have been 40 claims for car vandalism in Southport in the last three years.

Bundaberg was second on the list, followed by Toowoomba, Fortitude Valley and Cairns.


The RACQ says there has been a 5 per cent rise in car vandalism claims between 2016 and 2017, on the back of a 10 per cent rise the previous year.

RACQ spokesperson Kirsty Clinton says Gold Coast motorists need to be cautious about where they park their car.

“If you can’t park in a secure garage, make sure you park in a well-lit, well-populated area less likely to attract vandals because of the risk of getting caught,” Ms Clinton said.

“Sometimes these are acts of revenge but often motorists simply return to their vehicles to find the damage has been done.”