Places where large numbers of people gather are at risk of a terrorist attack. This includes:
Places most at risk are those where:
The national terrorism threat level for Australia is PROBABLE. Credible intelligence, assessed by our security agencies indicates that individuals or groups have developed both the intent and capability to conduct a terrorist attack in Australia.
A number of global factors and events have come together to indicate a terrorist attack in Australia is now more likely.This multifaceted threat was the reason the Commonwealth Government developed Australia's Strategy for Protecting Crowded Places from Terrorism in August 2017.
We must maintain vigilance in the face of an escalating global terrorist threat that continues to affect Australia. It is timely to review your security, emergency and business continuity plans.
Identifying potential targets for terrorist attack is not precise but there are things that you can do to minimise the risk.
On this page you will find some useful documents, links, a guided self-assessment tool and an audit to help you assess the threat of terrorism at your location.
Information about the National Terrorism Threat Advisory System and the current level can be found at www.nationalsecurity.gov.au
If you are the owner or operator of a place in South Australia where large groups of people gather use the safety assessment for crowded places to:
SAPOL encourages you to take the time to complete the questionnaire.
Note, the guided self-assessment will be updated shortly to reflect Australia's Strategy for Protecting Crowded Places from Terrorism but the above link should still be used in the meantime.
Once you have completed the self-assessment tool, it is advisable for you to undertake the complementary Crowded Places Security Audit. This primarily aims to:
Contact the Critical Infrastructure Support Group for information and advice about crowded places or the self-assessment tool. Phone 7322 3622 or make an enquiry online.
If you are planning a community event, contact your SAPOL Local Service Area planner for advice.
Local Service Area planners are located at the following locations:
Adelaide Police Station, Grenfell St|
Phone 7322 4800
Sturt Police Station|
Phone 8207 4853
Elizabeth Police Station|
Phone 8207 9411
Christies Beach Police Station|
Phone 8392 9085
Holden Hill Police Station|
Phone 8207 6953
Port Adelaide Police Station|
Phone 8207 6444
Mt Barker Police Station|
Phone 8398 1700
Nuriootpa Police Station|
Phone 8568 6620
If you are planning a major event, contact the Emergency and Major Event Section on 7322 4275 for advice.
Critical Infrastructure Support Group
Make an enquiry online
Phone 7322 3622.