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Places of Mass Gathering – The Risk Continues!

Places or venues where large numbers of people gather are referred to as “places of mass gathering.” Statistically these places provide an opportunity for terrorists to cause substantial numbers of death and injury from an attack. There are national guidelines for the protection of places of mass gatherings from terrorism.

Places of mass gathering may include:

  • sporting venues
  • airports
  • shopping complexes/open-air markets
  • to resume and entertainment venues/attractions
  • cultural facilities
  • hotels and convention centres
  • public transport hubs
  • major planned events

The National Guidelines For The Protection Of Places Of Mass Gathering From Terrorism are available from the Australian Government website -