Australia Anti-Terror Law

Effective Laws are a Critical Component of Australia's Response to Threatened or Actual Terrorist Acts.

Australia's counter terrorism laws are shared between our department and the Department of Home Affairs. For the majority of counter terrorism laws, the Department of Home Affairs has policy responsibility and our department has administrative responsibility.

Effective laws are a critical component of Australia's response to threatened or actual terrorist acts.

Australia's laws against terrorism are in Part 5.3 of the Criminal Code Act 1995.
Australia's laws against foreign incursions and recruitment are in Part 5.5 of the Criminal Code.

This department administers the Act.

Australia's counter-terrorism laws focus on:

• terrorist act offences
• terrorist organisations
• preventing the financing of terrorism
• urging violence and advocating terrorism offences
• foreign incursions and recruitment offences.