You can help keep Australia safe by reporting suspicious behaviour.
The first step is to know what chemicals you might need to be vigilant about. It can also be difficult to distinguish between innocent and suspicious behaviour. You might not be sure when to contact the National Security Hotline. This website will help you with these questions and more.
The smallest piece of information could help defuse a lethal situation.
A wide range of industrial, agricultural and veterinary chemicals are legitimately used by individuals and organisations every day throughout Australia.
However, some of these chemicals have in the past been diverted from their legitimate use and used for unlawful purposes, including terrorist activity. The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has identified 96 chemicals that are of potential security concern.
Chemicals that are readily available in Australia have been used in terrorist attacks including those in Bali, London and Mumbai. Closer to home, there have been several arrests involving suspected terrorists seeking to purchase common chemicals to use in bomb making.
The smallest piece of information could help defuse a lethal situation. If you suspect something, report your concerns to the National Security Hotline on 1800 1234 00 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep Australia safe from terrorism. A phone call is our first line of defence. If you see something that doesn’t feel right, report your concerns.