To encourage a safe and secure environment at NCAT you may be asked to comply with some security measures.
Security officers at NCAT hearing venues will carry out the following security procedures:
Carry out bag searches
Confiscate threatening items
Operate a walk-through metal detector where available or hand-held metal detector
Respond to duress alarms, incidents and emergencies
Sit in hearings as required
Regular monitoring and patrols of the hearing venue
Contact the Police if necessary.
Security officers use metal detectors to detect threatening items and confiscate them. If you do not wish to walk through a metal detector or be scanned with a held-held wand detector because of a medical implant such as a pacemaker, tell the security officer and show them your medical certificate or other proof.
Security officers will confiscate any item that may be considered a threat to the safety of persons attending the hearing.
Items considered potentially dangerous or threatening will be receipted and held for you until you leave the premises. These items will be returned to you after the hearing. Any prohibited items will be confiscated and handed to the Police.
Examples of dangerous or threatening items
Tools such as screwdrivers, spanners and hammers
Scissors and other sharp items
Syringes without medical authority
A detailed description of prohibited items can be found in the
Weapons Prohibition Act 1998.
To gain entry to NCAT's hearing venues you must comply with the security procedures. To reduce any delays, you are encouraged to arrive early and to think carefully about the items you intend to bring with you.
Yes. If you are requested by a security guard to submit yourself to a bag search, metal detector scan or any other type of inspection then you must comply. Otherwise you will not be able to attend the hearing.