Declared Area Offence

The government is concerned about Australians who travel to conflict zones and return to Australia with skills and intentions acquired from fighting or training with terrorist groups. The 'declared area' offence is aimed at deterring people from travelling to these dangerous areas.

This will make it an offence for Australians to enter, or remain in, an area in a foreign country which has been declared by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, as an area where a listed terrorist organisation is engaged in a hostile activity.

More information is available on the Declared area offence page.