Security level raised at Jewish sites in Melbourne

The Community Security Group (CSG) announced today that there is new and current intelligence which indicated that a radicalised person may attack the Melbourne Jewish community.

“No particular facility or organisation has been identified and no particular timeframe has been specified,” CSG said in a letter to key communal organisations today.

The letter said that CSG enacted its internal escalation plan last week and that the information has been conveyed to Victoria Police and other Australian security agencies.

CSG “is working in collaboration with those organisations to verify its authenticity and respond accordingly.”

CSG is calling on the community to take their own safety measures and to report any form of suspicious activity to the 24/7 CSG hotline – 1300 000 274.