Terrorism is an act or threat to act where the action causes harm or interference to people with the intention of advancing a political, religious or ideological cause. If you are caught up in a terrorist attack – Escape the area, Hide if you cannot safely escape, Tell the Police by calling 000.
The Australian Government has developed a threat advisory system which specifies the likelihood of a terrorist attack in Australia.
When the threat level changes, the Australian Government provides advice on what the threat level means, where the threat is coming from, potential targets, such as stadiums, shopping centres, pedestrian malls and major events and how a terrorist act may be carried out.
The National Terrorism Threat Level is regularly reviewed in line with the security environment and intelligence.