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Terrorism Threat Level
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National Security Hotline

1800 123 400

If it doesn't add up, speak up.​​

Day-to-day security concerns

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Australia’s current National Terrorism Threat Level is Probable. This means that, in some places, you can expect to see a higher level of security. These security measures are designed to protect you.

We recommend the following advice for your day-to-day security.

Work safe​​ty

To feel secure in your workplace:

  • be familiar with the emergency and evacuation plans
  • attend an accredited first aid course
  • check garages and underground car parks so you know the vehicles on your premises
  • check security cameras to make sure they work properly and keep the recordings
  • incorporate our ‘What you do in an attack matters​’ training into your standard emergency training.

Major events and transport​

Major sporting, music events and other community events are a fun part of our day-to-day life.

There is no reason to stay away from these events, or change the way we travel to and from them.

Australian governments work closely with police and event organisers so the community can enjoy themselves in a safe and secure environment.

Travel safety

International terrorism remains a threat to Australians living and travelling overseas but this should not stop people from travelling for work or holidays where it is safe to do so.

You may see increased security at airports and other transport hubs. Travellers should be mindful of this when making plans.

Before heading overseas, go to the smartraveller.gov.au website for the latest travel advice.

For more information read about Places you can't go​​.

Talk with your children

If your children show concerns about their safety, talk about what is happening and what is being done to protect them. Encourage them to say how they feel.

Be honest about things being discussed in the media and in your community.

If anyone in your family becomes extremely anxious, consult a health professional.​

Be prepared

We want to help you feel and be safe.

You may wish to prepare as you would for other emergencies such as a bushfires, floods or cyclones.

We recommend you:​​​​​​

During an emergency

In an emergency, always call triple zero (000).

We recommend you do the following during an emergency:

  • Try to remain calm and reassure others.
  • Check for injuries. Attend to your own injuries first so you are then able to help others.
  • Ensure your family and neighbours are safe. Especially look out for children, the elderly or people living alone.
  • Monitor your local emergency services social media accounts, watch your television or listen to your radio for information.
  • Follow the advice of the emergency services.
  • Call to let someone know you are safe, if you are able to.
  • Minimise other calls unless the situation is life-threatening to avoid overloading phone lines.
  • Use a landline to call essential contacts if mobile networks are down.

During an emergency you may receive a text message to your mobile phone or a voice message to your landline phone about likely or actual emergencies.

Follow the advice provided.

Learn about emergency warnings on your phone on the Emergency Alert website.

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