ASRC: Masterclass #1 Venue and Event Security


Sporting and entertainment venues as well as events are places as mass gathering and are known targets for terrorists. The Australian Security Research Centre is hosting a half day Masterclass on Venue and Event Security.

The Masterclass is offered to professionals interested in or responsible for: protection of sites and activities, counter-terrorism planning and policy, social cohesion, sport administration and security and emergency management.

The Masterclass will be presented by Mr John Arthur.  John has been the security manager for the Victorian Arts Centre and the MCG. He has a rich work history in venue management and the management of teams of all sizes.

Primary theme
Protecting mass gatherings at venues and events.

• Venue security – planning and preparing.
• Physical and electronic protection.
• Managing crowd safely.
• The impact of the terror threat on stadia and even

Case study
• Melbourne Cricket Ground ‘ring of steel’.


Date and Time: 24 August 2016 1.30 to 5 pm.
Location: AIIA Seminar Room, 32 Thesiger Court, Deakin, Canberra
Cost: $250.00 (inc GST).
Register: at

The ASRC Masterclass series enables managers and senior practitioners to meet and discuss topics with subject matter experts in a collegiate environment that doesn’t take you away from the busy office for too long…
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