Office of the Counter-Terrorism Coordinator

The Office of the Counter-Terrorism Coordinator (OCTC) provides strategic advice and support to the Commonwealth Counter-Terrorism (CT) Coordinator, the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Counter-Terrorism and the Prime Minister on all aspects of CT policy (including countering violent extremism). 

The OCTC also provides secretariat support to the Commonwealth CT Coordinator for important CT fora, such as the Australia-New Zealand Counter-Terrorism Committee.


The Australian Counter-Terrorism Centre

The OCTC works closely with the Australian Counter-Terrorism Centre (ACTC). The ACTC provides operational, intelligence and strategic advice to the Commonwealth CT Coordinator. To achieve this, they bring together representatives of all relevant agencies.

The ACTC reports directly to the CT Coordinator and provides assurance to government that Australia’s operational efforts to counter terrorism are coordinated.

There are several priorities that the ACTC shares with the Office of the Counter-Terrorism Coordinator. These include:

  • evaluating agencies’ performance against counter-terrorism priorities and their respective responsibilities
  • identifying and responding to counter-terrorism coordination impediments.

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
PO Box 6500
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: 02 6271 5111

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