Improvised Explosive Device (IED)￼ Guidelines for Places of Mass Gathering
Places of mass gathering can pose a broad range of security challenges for their owners and operators. Violent extremists and disgruntled individuals have specifically identified these places as attractive targets both in Australia and overseas. Improvised explosive device (IED) attacks overseas often occur in crowded places such as public transport hubs, sporting arenas, entertainment precincts and shopping malls. Government and private sector cooperation helps to ensure incident planning and arrangements are integrated and effective, while aiming to reduce the likelihood and impact of these incidents.
The Mass Gatherings Advisory Group developed these IED guidelines on behalf of the Australia New Zealand Counter-Terrorism Committee (ANZCTC), with input from the Mass Gatherings Business Advisory Group. They should be read in conjunction with the Committee’s National Guidelines for the Protection of Places of Mass Gathering from Terrorism and the Active Shooter Guidelines for Places of Mass Gathering (2015).