Victorian Police have announced that they will have a much more visible presence around Melbourne this weekend ahead of a packed sporting schedule.
In a statement, the Victoria Police say that officers will be much more visible through the CBD - in particular, transport centres, Federation Square, Bourke Street Mall and Melbourne Central.
“People should go about their daily business and enjoy everything Melbourne has to offer,” said Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton.
“It is completely understandable that people are feeling concerned following the incident in Brighton this week and other recent acts of terror.
“Investigators believe the man who was shot dead by police during the Brighton siege was acting alone. As such, there is no ongoing threat to the community.
“I can assure the public that police will have a significant presence throughout the city this weekend.”
Many police members will also be seen around the MCG ahead of the Brazil vs. Argentina game on Friday night - where 95,000 fans are expected.
“Police will be there every step of the way for fans – at the transport hubs, on the walking routes to the stadium, outside the gates and inside the stadium,” he said.
“Once the final siren or whistle blows, police will follow the same steps as fans heading home.
“These police members are in addition to the extensive security measures which are in place as a matter of course at the MCG.”