Australia has experienced several actual and thwarted terrorist incidents.

Recent Victorian incidents include the 2014 Endeavour Hills stabbing, the 2018 Mill Park stabbing, and the 2018 Bourke Street stabbing.

The Australian domestic terrorist threat environment has undergone significant transformation marked by the September 2014 attack on two members of the Victorian Joint Counter Terrorism Team at Endeavour Hills.


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Publish year Assurance activity Summary Organisation
2009 Preparedness to Respond to Terrorism Incidents Essential Services and Critical Infrastructure (External link) An examination of the state’s preparedness to respond to terrorism incidents, relating to essential services and critical infrastructure, it found that governance arrangements to assist owners/operators of critical infrastructure and operators of declared essential services to prepare to respond to terrorism incidents are at different stages of development across sectors. The audit examined the activities of Victoria Police and seven Victorian government departments. Victorian Auditor-General's Office
The transnational element of a ‘domestic’ problem: policy solutions to countering right-wing violent extremism in Australia (External link) A report that looks at four case studies to highlight important transnational dimensions of right-wing violent extremism, as well as expanding the way governments understand the threat and craft policy in response Australian Strategic Policy Institute