When we value diversity and promote inclusion in all aspects of life it makes us less vulnerable as a community. It also builds our resilience to violent extremism and radicalisation.
One example is the Victorian. And Proud of It. campaign. It reiterates our state’s shared values, respect for human rights, equal access to services, and opportunities for all.
Always follow the advice of the emergency services
If you’re affected by terrorist activity, follow the advice and instructions of the police and emergency services.
You can help by reporting suspicious activity
Community reports of suspicious activity have already helped prevent attacks in Victoria.
All information, no matter how small, is important. It could be the missing piece that the police need to prevent a terrorist attack.
Contact the National Security Hotline
If you see or hear something you think is suspicious, call the National Security Hotline on 1800 123 400. You can report information anonymously.
You can also email email@example.com or send a text of picture message to the National Security Hotline MMS 0429 771 822.
Contact Crime Stoppers
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000, or report it on the Crime Stoppers .
If you do not speak English well, call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 13 14 50 and ask them to contact the relevant service. For TTY users the number is 1800 234 889.
Call triple zero for emergency services
In an emergency, including what you think might be a terrorist attack, call Triple Zero (000). This is a free call from any phone in Australia, even a phone box or disconnected mobile phone. For Text Telephone (TTY) users (for the hearing or speech impaired (or both), call 106.
Be a smart traveller
Terrorist groups abroad may target foreigners and places where foreign visitors gather. These include hotels, transport systems, nightlife areas and other landmarks.
When you plan an overseas trip check the Smart Traveller for up-to-date security information and advice. This will help you make informed decisions about where and when to travel overseas.
Reviewed 28 September 2020