What you can do

Reporting suspicious behaviour can help our law enforcement and intelligence agencies to protect the community. If something doesn’t look right call the 24-hour National Security Hotline on 1800 123 400.

Suspicious behaviour could include any of the following:

  • Unusual filming or photography of official buildings or other critical infrastructure
  • Suspicious vehicles near significant buildings or in busy public places
  • Suspicious accommodation needs
  • Unusual purchases of large quantities of fertiliser, chemicals or explosives
  • A lifestyle that doesn't add up
  • False or multiple identities
  • Unattended bags

To report a life threatening or time critical emergency call 000 for emergencies services.

To report information that may help to stop or resolve a crime, call crime stoppers on 1800 33 000 or report online

If you find material on the internet that is violent, extremist or promotes terrorism you should report it using the online extremism tool. Extremist material includes any of the following:

  • articles, images, speeches or videos that encourage hate or violence
  • statements or posts made on social media, chat rooms or blogs that encourage hate or violence
  • content encouraging people to commit acts of terrorism
  • websites created or hosted by terrorist organisations
  • terrorist training materials
  • suspicious content about use or sale of chemicals online
  • videos or images of terrorist attacks.

Overseas Travel

If travelling overseas visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trading smartraveller webpage to register your trip and subscribe to travel advice and bulletins.

National SecurityPolice Crime StoppersLivingSafeTogetherSmartraveller

Phone: 1800123400 Phone: 131444 Phone 1800333000