Man charged over allegedly planning a terror attack in Queensland

A Queensland man has been charged with a terrorism offence, accused of planning an attack in the Bundaberg region.

The 29-year-old man from Kepnock was arrested yesterday, following a joint operation between Queensland police and the Australian Federal Police.

Police allege the man was planning to undertake a terrorist act in the Bundaberg region and had sought firearms training.


He’s been charged with one count of acts done in preparation for, or planning, terrorist acts, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

Queensland Police Service (QPS) Assistant Commissioner Cheryl Scanlon said this was an example of partner agencies working together to keep the community safe.

“This outcome is a credit to their hard work and commitment to community safety,” Assistant Commissioner Scanlon said

The QLD JCTT (Queensland Joint Counter Terrorism Team) includes the AFP, Queensland Police Service and the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.