The physical domain includes identifying and implementing appropriate physical security measures to protect the organisations people, information and physical assets.

Desired outcome

Each agency provides a safe and secure physical environment for their people, information and assets.

To support agencies to achieve this outcome, the South Australian Protective Security Framework (SAPSF) includes one Physical Security (PHYSEC) policy comprising one core requirement and number of supporting requirements. This policy outlines how agencies must secure their physical environments for the protection of their people, information and assets.

Physical Security Policies


This policy ensures agencies take the necessary steps to minimise physical security risks to an agency’s resources, while also ensuring agencies incorporate protective security requirements into the planning, selection, design and modification of their facilities.

Core Requirement

Implement physical security measures that minimise the risk of harm or compromise to people, information and physical assets

Access: PHYSEC1 Guidance

Download: PHYSEC1 Guidance (PDF, 816.3 KB)