Event security and accreditation

This section has guidance on planning for event security, including recruitment, communications and the accreditation process. It includes information about volunteers and working with the New Zealand Police.

Event organisers have a legal responsibility to ensure those attending their event and affected by it are safe and the event venue is secure.

There's no single blueprint for an event. Its status, size, location and participants, as well as the political climate of the time, all impact on the potential threat levels.

Planning security for events

Planning security for a major event requires a customised approach that considers effective security measures against a realistic assessment of the likely threats to the event.

Selecting event security vendors, staff and volunteers

Information about selecting an appropriate security company and volunteers for your event.

Managing accreditation at events

Event accreditation determines venue access privileges, accurate identification and verification, and limits entry to the venue for capacity reasons.