Security to be boosted in Sydney on Anzac Day

Security will be tightened in Sydney for next week’s Anzac Day commemorations.

Road blocks and barriers will be in place, despite intelligence agencies saying there is no specific threat mentioning Tuesday’s march and dawn service.

The Daily Telegraph reported a terror expert has warned the threat of a radicalised “lone wolf” terrorist driving a car into a crowd is higher than ever.


NSW Police’s Anzac Day operational commander, Superintendent Mark Walton said “in the last year or so, as that tactic has been used, we’re more responsive to it — so we do look at vehicle mitigation strategies — that’s really a fancy word for trying to block vehicle access to places of mass gatherings”.

“Obviously the Anzac march route, the Cenotaph gathering, the Anzac memorial gathering fit that profile.

“We will be doing supplementary things … to provide a growing level of protection around mass-gatherings for Anzac Day, as we have with other events — New Year’s or at the cricket.”