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Active Shooter Guidelines – Places of Mass Gathering

In 2013 the Australia-New Zealand Counter-Terrorism Committee published Active Shooter Guidelines for Places of Mass Gathering. These Guidelines are particularly relevant in consideration of recent acts of terrorism including the possibility of “lone wolf” attacks.

The Committee identify that places of mass gathering (PMG) pose a range of challenges for operators including security personnel.

The Guidelines seek to increase an understanding of actions one might address to minimise risk including approaches to prevention and reaction.

The Guideline is freely available online at