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Listed terrorist organisations

​​​​​​​​​​​​For an effective counter-terrorism regime, it is vital that our laws target not only terrorist acts, but also the organisations that plan, finance and carry out such acts. In 2002, a range of terrorist organisation offences were inserted into the Criminal Code Act 1995 (the Criminal Code​). More information is available at Laws to combat terrorism.

Under the law, there are two ways for an organisation to be identified as a terrorist organisation:

  • The prosecution can prove beyond reasonable doubt that an organisation is a terrorist organisation as part of the prosecution for a terrorist offence.  
  • The organisation may be specified in Regulations as a terrorist organisation. This process, known as 'listing', requires certain processes set out in the legislation to be followed.

Terrorist organisations

There are 29 organisations currently listed as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code.

Terrorist organisation
Listed
Re-listed
Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)
14 November 20025 November 2004
3 November 2006
1 November 2008
29 October 2010
12 July 2013
28 June 2016
10 April 2019
9 April 2022
Al-Qa’ida (AQ)
21 October 2002
1 September 2004
26 August 2006
9 August 2008
22 July 2010
12 July 2013
28 June 2016
10 April 2019
9 April 2022
Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
26 November 201026 November 2013
26 November 2016
26 November 2019
26 November 2022
Al-Qa’ida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS)29 November 201629 November 2019
29 November 2022
Al-Qa’ida in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)
14 November 20025 November 2004
3 November 2006
9 August 2008
22 July 2010
12 July 2013
28 June 2016
10 April 2019
9 April 2022
Al-Shabaab
22 August 200918 August 2012
11 August 2015
4 August 2018
4 August 2021
Boko Haram26 June 20141 July 2017
1 July 2020
1 July 2023
Hamas
4 March 2022

Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham
9 April 2022

Hizballah
10 December 2021

Hurras al-Din
9 April 2022

Islamic State11 July 2014Formerly listed as Al-Qa’ida in Iraq on 2 March 2005

Re-listed:
17 Feb 2007
1 Nov 2008
29 Oct 2010
12 July 2013

Formerly listed as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on 14 Dec 2013

Re-listed:
1 July 2017
1 July 2020
1 ​July 2023
Islamic State East Asia12 September 201712 September 2020
12 September 2023
Islamic State in Libya (IS-Libya)29 November 201629 November 2019
29 November 2022
Islamic State Khorasan Province
3 November 2017
3 November 2020
3 November 2023
Islamic State Sinai Province (IS-​Sinai)
29 November 201629 November 2019
29 November 2022​
Islamic State Somalia (IS Somalia)
17 September 2019
17 September 2022​​​
Islamic State West Africa Province

1 July 2020
​1 July 2023​
Jaish-e-Mohammad
11 April 200311 April 2005
31 March 2007
14 March 2009
10 March 2012
3 March 2015
3 March 2018
3 March 2021
Jama’at Mujahideen Bangladesh9 June 20189 June 2021
Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-MusliminFormerly listed as Al-Murabitun on 5 November 2014
Formerly re-listed as Al-Murabitun on 3 November 2017

Relisted:
3 November 2020
3 November 2023
Jemaah Islamiyah (JI)
27 October 20021 September 2004
26 August 2006
9 August 2008
22 July 2010
12 July 2013
28 June 2016
9 April 2019
9 April 2022
Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)17 December 200528 September 2007
8 September 2009
18 August 2012
11 August 2015
4 August 2018
4 August 2021
Lashkar-e-Tayyiba
5 November 2003
5 June 2005
7 October 2005
8 September 2007
8 September 2009
18 August 2012
11 August 2015
14 August 2018
4 August 2021

National Socialist Order (NSO)

​​​​18 February 2022

Neo-Jama'at Mujahideen Bangladesh

9 June 2021

Palestinian Islamic Jihad
3 May 20045 June 2005
7 October 2005
8 September 2007
8 September 2009
18 August 2012
11 August 2015
4 August 2018
4 August 2021
Sonnenkrieg Division
11 August 2021

The Base
10 December 2021






​For more information on the process and requirements that apply to the listing of terrorist organisations, see: Protocol for listing terrorist organisation.​​​​