Safeguarding Victorians against terrorism
We acknowledge the threats of violent extremism and radicalisation facing our community, our state and our country. These threats confront and challenge us – but they will not change the way we live. By working together, we can create a safe and resilient Victoria to resist, respond and recover from acts of terrorism.
What Government is doing
The best defence against terrorism is a strong and connected community.
What happens if there's a terrorist attack?
Victoria has robust and well-practised emergency management arrangements.
How we can create a safe and resilient Victoria
Everyone has a responsibility to promote inclusion and reject exclusion.
Victoria’s Counter Terrorism Statement 2017
Victoria’s Counter Terrorism Statement 2017 describes the Victorian Government’s joined-up response to the threat of terrorism.
To check the likelihood of an act of terrorism in Australia, visit the Australian National Security website
Changes to Victoria’s prevention and response powers.
Victoria’s independent Expert Panel on Terrorism and Violent Extremism Prevention and Response Powers has recommended changes to Victoria’s prevention and response powers.
The Expert Panel has issued two reports and made 42 recommendations:
- the first report looks at possible reforms to police powers (16 recommendations)
- the second report considers how Victoria can prevent and intervene early to emerging risks of violent extremism, and respond to these risks if they eventuate (26 recommendations).
The government has given in-principle approval for all 42 recommendations.