Terrorist interest in chemicals
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: