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HOME & BUSINESS SECURITY

Personal & Home Security
Travel Advice
Business/Workplace Security
Post & Parcels
Bombs
Business Continuity Planning
National Security Resources


Personal & Home Security

For advice on home and personal security, contact Community Policing Services at Tasmania Police.

State Community Policing Services is responsible for the co-ordination of community based policing programs throughout Tasmania. The programs facilitated include Crime Stoppers,  Neighbourhood Watch, Safety House, Crime Prevention, Officer Next Door Program, Victim Visitation Program and Multicultural Liaison.  These programs are then administered within the geographical districts by dedicated, District Community Policing Officers.


Travel Advice

The Australian Government's official advice on risks to Australian travellers overseas.


Business/Workplace Security

A Crime Prevention and Community Safety Council has been established to create a safer and more secure Tasmania by developing partnerships between community and government to focus on crime prevention.

The Crime Prevention and Community Safety Council consists of sixteen members representing government, business and the community.

The aim of the Council is to reduce levels of crime in Tasmania, and to assist people in Tasmanian communities to feel safe. The Council’s strategic objectives are to:

  • To develop collaborative partnerships between community and Government;
  • To focus on the particular categories of crime which are of concern in Tasmania;
  • To focus on building community awareness of community safety issues and strategies;
  • To focus on the causes of crime i.e. social crime prevention programs; and
  • To develop, implement and evaluate innovative pilot projects.

For information on Crime Prevention and Community Safety Council , click here.

The Tasmanian Government advises all businesses to develop security plans using Australia and New Zealand Standards Association (ANZSA) standard 4360 or another methodology that suits their needs.

Click here to link to the Australian & New Zealand Standards Association Web Site

Click here to view the methodology [ PDF] (based on 4360.99) developed by the Tasmanian State Security Unit.


Post & Parcels

Post and Parcels are a common method of delivering explosives or toxic material.

If you receive a suspicious package:

  • Do not open it.
  • Leave it alone and immediately clear the area.
  • Call 000 and ask for the police. Wait in a safe place until emergency services arrive, and follow their instructions.

Bombs

Bombs have been used as weapons of terrorism since the 19th century.

If you receive a bomb threat by phone try to stay calm - do not hang up. Click here to download the Tasmania Police check list of questions to ask and actions to take.

Click here to view security advice from the UK in relation to bomb protection.


Business Continuity Planning
The first step to developing a Business Continuity Plan is to identify critical personnel, information, equipment and infrastructure.

A number of organisations have developed guidelines for the development of Business Continuity Plans including the Australian National Audit Office and the UK Cabinet Office.


National Security Resources

The National Security website provides a single access point for national security information from the Australian Government.