The national threat level is an indicator of the likelihood of a perceived perpetrator to acquire radioactive sources for the purpose of malicious use in Australia.
Threat levels are set by the Australian Government’s National Threat Assessment Centre in relation to specific people, places, events, sectors and interests.
Local threat levels may also be informed by intelligence gathered at the state and territory level.
The EPA or NSW Police will inform responsible persons of any escalation in the threat level, as appropriate to the circumstances.
Procedural security measures for protecting a security-enhanced source is escalated in accordance with the threat level. (See Code of Practice for the Security of Radioactive Sources, (ARPANSA 2007), Schedule D.)
The current threat level for the radiological sector is less than Medium.