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ADF counter-terrorism training in Melbourne and Hobart in mid-to-late May 2019

Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel will conduct counter-terrorism training in Melbourne and Hobart in mid-to-late May 2019.

Victoria Police and Tasmania Police, respectively, are taking an active role in the training. 

The training will be conducted during the day and night and involves responses to simulated terrorist scenarios at civilian venues and transport hubs. 

The public should not be alarmed if they see or hear military helicopters, watercraft and vehicles, and military personnel carrying weapons and using blank or paint gunfire.

Noise disturbances are minimised by the choice of flying routes, boat transits and activity locations, wherever possible.

People who see the training should not be concerned that any of the locations are under any form of actual threat.

Training such as this helps ensure Australia remains among the best counter-terrorism response capabilities in the world.

The ADF is unable to provide media access or further information, including specific timings, regarding this training in order to protect operational tactics, techniques and procedures.


Date of Publication: 
Monday, 20 May, 2019
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