Chemical Security

Terrorist’s choice of methods of attack is constantly changing.  Therefore, security planning in New South Wales (NSW) considers a broad range of attack methods including use of chemicals that can be used to produce explosives or toxic weapons.

In Australia, approximately 40,000 chemicals make up 400,000 chemical products. Only a very small percentage of these could be potentially used in a terrorist attack however these chemicals are also used for a broad range of legitimate purposes by individuals and businesses. 


This section on Chemical Security provides information for the NSW community and specifically for individuals and business:

Operation Appleby Media ConferenceChemical Security 2013NSW Agencies and ResponsibilitiesTerrorism and the LawNSW Counter Terrorism PlanIndividuals and Community Groups

Emergency Contacts

In an emergency call: Triple Zero (000)

Report suspicious activity to the National Security Hotline: 1800 1234 00

Click here for a complete list of emergency contacts