Physical security

Ensure the safety of people, information, and assets at events.


Whether your organisation is hosting or attending events, you must assess physical security and safety risks and put measures in place to reduce them.

Event organisers have common law duties and statutory obligations under New Zealand legislation to protect people attending events.

Events are many and varied but include New Zealand Government events and overseas events.

Some government events are in the national interest, such as the Commonwealth Games and the Pacific Islands Forum.

Before the event

Consider protective security and safety requirements in the earliest stages of event planning.

During the event

Plan for the wide range of security tasks that might be required during the event.

After the event

Consider the tasks that need to occur after the event.