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Protecting Critical Infrastructure

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Critical infrastructure (CI) protection forms a significant part of the national counter-terrorism agenda.

CI is defined as:

“those physical facilities, supply chains, information technologies and communication networks which, if destroyed, degraded or rendered unavailable for an extended period, would significantly impact on the social or economic well-being of the nation, or affect Australia’s ability to conduct national defence and ensure national security.”

To encourage a consistent, nation-wide approach to the protection of CI, Australian governments have developed the National Guidelines for Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Terrorism.

Western Australia’s approach to the protection of critical infrastructure is consistent with the National Guidelines.

The following pages provide further information about critical infrastructure protection:


Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.