The National Security Hotline is the single point of contact for the public to report possible signs of terrorism. It also provides information to callers on a wide range of national security matters.
Small pieces of information can help protect Australia from terrorism. Australia’s national security agencies are working hard but members of the public can help them complete the picture.
Some of the best people to spot things that are out of the ordinary in a neighbourhood or workplace are those who are there everyday. As we go about our daily lives, we can keep an eye out for anything that may seem unusual or suspicious. Whether or not something is suspicious can depend on the circumstances. Look at the situation as a whole. If it doesn’t add up, call the 24-hour National Security Hotline.
Trained operators take every call seriously and you can remain anonymous. Information is passed on to Australia’s police and security agencies for analysis and further investigation. Remember, every piece of information helps.
The National Security Hotline number is 1800 1234 00.
If you are travelling overseas you can call the Hotline on (+61) 1300 1234 01.
If you do not speak English well, call the Translating and Interpreting Hotline on 13 14 50 and ask them to contact the National Security Hotline and interpret for you.
For TTY users the number is 1800 234 889.
You can also contact the National Security Hotline in the following ways:
TXT: 0408 123 490
MMS: 0429 771 822
Mail: National Security Hotline
3-5 National Circuit
BARTON ACT 2600
To report a crime or for general advice about local security and safety issues in your community, call your local police.
For police, fire or ambulance response to a life threatening emergency or if a crime is in progress, call 000.