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 Security and your community

The following is a brief description of the pages under the Security and your community section of this website:

National Terrorism Threat Advisory System—Australia's current national terrorism threat level is PROBABLE.

What I can do—find out what you can do to help keep Australia safe from terrorism and prepare for and respond to an emergency.

Frequently asked questions—get the answers to some general, frequently asked questions about our national security.

Active Shooter Guidelines for Places of Mass Gathering—provides information for individuals on what to do in a firearm attack in a public area.

The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Guidelines for Places of Mass Gathering—provides information for individuals and people who own or operate places of mass gatherings to be more aware of, and prepared for, the threat of IED incidents.

Chemical security – Terrorists can use chemicals found in everyday products to make powerful homemade explosives and toxic weapons.

The following provides additional useful information in relation to national security: Community resources

The Australian Government is doing all it can to prevent a terrorist attack in Australia. See the What Australia is doing page to find out more.

The Australian Government's Disaster Assist website provides information about recovery assistance and support.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Smartraveller website provides information on the risks you might face while travelling. It also provides contact details for their 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre, Australian overseas posts (embassies, high commissions and consulates), and foreign diplomatic missions in Australia.

During an emergency you may be sent a text message to your mobile phone. The Emergency Alert website has more information.

The National Security Hotline 1800 123 400 is a vital component of Australia's national counter-terrorism efforts. Over the past 14 years, the hotline has received more than 230,000 calls, faxes, letters and emails. A significant number of reports to the Hotline have already contributed to investigations or initiated new ones.

The Australian Government is working with communities to build resilience to violent extremism—that is, the use or support of violence to achieve ideological, religious or political goals. Visit the Living Safe Together website for more information.

The Trusted Information Sharing Network

Partnerships between government and businesses that own or operate critical infrastructure is a key part of Australia's critical infrastructure resilience.

The Trusted Information Sharing Network (TISN) is one avenue of engagement for this partnership.

The TISN provides an environment where business and government can share vital information on security issues relevant to the protection of our critical infrastructure and the continuity of essential services in the face of all hazards.

More information is available on the TISN website.

Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing—regulations for businesses

The Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 imposes obligations on businesses that are regulated under the AML/CTF Act—this includes businesses that provide financial, gambling and bullion services.

More information about the regulations and what they might mean for your business is available from the Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing section of the Attorney-General's Department website.