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Bomb Threat Policy


To provide immediate direction to any person who may receive a bomb or similar threat or observe a suspicious article which may be associated with a bomb or similar threat involving the university.


This policy applies to all staff and students of:
- Monash University at the university's Australian campuses and off-campus facilities; and
- Monash College Pty Ltd business units at the university's Australian campuses.

Policy Statement

All bomb and similar threats involving the university will be appropriately assessed and responded to in order to protect persons and property. It is important that all threats are carefully assessed and properly evaluated to determine the most appropriate course of action.

Supporting procedures

Bomb Threat Procedures

Supporting guidelines

Responsibility for implementation

Executive Director, Buildings and Property Division



Key Stakeholders

Executive Director, Buildings and Property Division
University Security Manager

Approval body

Name: Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice-President (Administration)
Meeting: n/a
Date: 07-April-2014
Agenda item: n/a

Endorsement body

Name: Facilities and Services Divisional Executive Group
Meeting: 2
Date: 19-February-2014
Agenda item: 6.3


Bomb Threat: Any direct or indirect threat or warning in respect of a real or simulated explosive or incendiary device, or other similar source of harm to the university.

Campus Security Office: The main security office at/or responsible for a university campus or other location.

Campus Security Supervisor: The person appointed by the university to that role.

Chief Building Warden: A person nominated by the university to act as a chief warden for the purposes of directing an evacuation.

Security Incident Report: Reports prepared for the use of and by the university security services to record the details of a security incident as well as any ongoing investigation.

Threat Assessment Team: A team, usually comprising the university security manager, a relevant campus security representative and appropriate senior university management, appointed by the university to assess threats to the university.

University Counselling Services: Counselling services provided by the university.

Legislation Mandating Compliance

All relevant legislative instruments that stipulate requirements with which members of the Monash community (all of whom are subject to the law) are obligated to comply.

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic)

Related policies

Security Incident Reporting Policy

Suspicious Objects on University Property Policy

Related documents

University Security Personnel Standard Operating Procedures –
Bomb Response Plan Suspicious Item
Bomb Threat Response Plan and Checklist
University Evacuation Procedures

Date Effective


Review Date



Executive Director, Buildings and Property Division


University Security Manager

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