The current security environment and global experience have shown that significant sporting and community celebrations hold attraction as targets for people intending or planning to do public harm.
In response, new laws have been passed to help police keep the community safe particularly during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).
These new laws outline:
- protective security zones;
- police powers to stop and search; and
- restricted or prohibited items.
These laws may also affect the way you access and operate around roadways, waterways and the airspace in and around Games areas. While there is no currently-known threat to Queensland or the GC2018, all levels of Government as well as the private sector have shown a tremendous commitment to doing everything possible to protect crowded places.
As part of our commitment to delivering a safe and secure Games, we have also launched Sentinel Unite - a community awareness campaign about how to keep safe in crowded places.