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. 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
Contact Crime Stoppers
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling , or report it on the Crime Stoppers.
Call triple zero for emergency services
In an emergency, including what you think might be a terrorist attack, call Triple Zero (). 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 21 February 2019