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 took the unprecedented step of raising the national terrorism threat level in September 2014.
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 and a guided self-assessment tool to help you assess the threat of terrorism at your location.
Information about the new 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 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.
Contact the Critical Infrastructure Support Group for information and advice about crowded places or the self-assessment tool. Phone 7322 3622 or email SAPOLEnquiries@police.sa.gov.au with Attention: SACIS in the subject line.
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:
Nuriootpa Police Station
Phone 8568 6620
Eastern Adelaide LSA Headquarters, Grenfell St
Phone 8172 5811
Elizabeth Police Station
Phone 8207 9411
Mt Barker Police Station
Phone 8398 1700
Holden Hill Police Station
Phone 8207 6953
Sturt Police Station
Phone 8207 4853
Christies Beach Police Station
Phone 8392 9085
Port Adelaide Police Station
Phone 8207 6444
If you are planning a major event, contact the Emergency and Major Event Section on 7322 4275 for advice.
Critical Infrastructure Support Group
Phone 7322 3622
Email SAPOLEnquiries@police.sa.gov.au with Attention: SACIS in the subject line.