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Australian Counter-Terrorism Centre

The Australian Counter-Terrorism Centre (ACTC) is responsible for providing assurance to government that Australia's CT effort is coordinated, and Commonwealth agencies work together closely on operations, policy challenges and capability development. It is a multi-agency body including members from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, the Australian Signals Directorate, the Australian Border Force, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre.


  • works with the Office of the Counter Terrorism Coordinator to set Strategic CT Priorities for the Commonwealth's CT effort, and to evaluate agencies performance against the priorities;
  • identifies and fixes impediments to effective CT operational coordination; and
  • supports the CT Coordinator by consolidating advice on operations counter-terrorism developments.