The new National Security Campaign, ‘If it doesn’t add up, speak up’, encourages all Australians to report suspicious activity to the National Security Hotline on 1800 123 400. Everyone can play a part by reporting anything suspicious to the Hotline. Calls to the Hotline have already contributed to investigations and initiated new ones.
The public plays a major role in providing information to law enforcement and intelligence agencies charged with protecting the community and it is important that we keep that information flowing. Callers provide information on the use of websites or social media platforms promoting violent extremist ideology, suspicious travel planning, and reports from people concerned that someone they know is becoming radicalised towards violent extremism.
Even if you think it’s probably nothing, the smallest piece of information can be valuable.
The National Security Hotline can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 1800 123 400.
Current campaign materials
Television 30 second advertisement
Previous campaign advertisements
Every detail helps (2007-2016)
Every piece of information helps (2004-2006)
Let's look out for Australia (2002-2003)
Living Safe Together
The Australian Government is working with communities to address factors that make people vulnerable to extremist influences—including recruitment by terrorists—noting there is not just one path to violent extremism.
Visit the Living Safe Together website to find out more.
Readily available chemicals can be misused by terrorists to make explosives or toxic devices. The Chemicals of Security Concern initiative encourages businesses and individuals to remain vigilant and report suspicious behaviour to the National Security Hotline.
Visit the chemical security page on the website to find out more.