Security Advisers to Rugby Australia’s bid for the 2027 and 2029 Rugby World Cups
IR Appointed Security Advisers to Rugby Australia’s bid for the 2027 and 2029 Rugby World Cups
In May 2022, Australia was awarded the hosting rights for both prestigious international tournaments by World Rugby.
IR completed several key deliverables for RA as part of the successful bid process. We delivered a national rugby venue scoping exercise – reviewing security and emergency management arrangements across all potential Australian stadia.
We prepared a RWC Australia 2027 Security Risk Assessment, addressing criteria and methodology specified by World Rugby: consistent with the international standard Risk Management – Guidelines (ISO 31000-2018).
IR also prepared a RWC Tournament Security Plan. This plan outlines the security roles and responsibilities of the key stakeholders and the high-level venue security principles for an Australia RWC. In conjunction with the Security Risk Assessment, it provides a foundation to inform more detailed security planning tasks, including resource implications for security and police agencies.
The Tournament Security Plan is a high-level master plan, it will be a guide to the development of a more detailed Tournament Security Concept of Operations (on which IR is advising Rugby Australia)
· Provided World Rugby with confidence RA will ensure the security and well-being of the teams, spectators and other stakeholders while delivering a very successful RWC Tournament in Australia.
· Informed relevant stakeholders on the planned roles and responsibilities of the Australian Organising Committee (OC) and the security and police delivery partners for the Tournament.
· Assessed existing venue security and emergency management capabilities and highlighted some areas that will require adjustments or supplementation before the 2027 and 2029 World Cups.