Australia is at MEDIUM level of alert.
The National Terrorism Public Alert System is a range of four levels that communicate an assessed risk of terrorist threat to Australia. The four levels are:
The National Terrorism Public Alert System guides national preparation and planning. It also dictates levels of precaution and vigilance to minimise the risk of a terrorist incident occurring.
The Australian Government regularly reviews alert levels.
Australia has been at a ‘medium’ level of alert since the four levels of national terrorism alert were introduced in 2003. Prior to that time a three-level system of alert had been in use since 1978. For more information on current alerts in your state or territory, use the graphic below.