Media Release: Breach Proves Security System Effectiveness

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Tuesday 31 May 2016



The Perth Mint can confirm that it has detected and contained a recent security breach, working in collaboration with the Western Australian Police Gold Stealing Detection Unit (GSDU).  

Whilst details of the incident are not able to be disclosed due to the ongoing police investigation, The Perth Mint can confirm that the security breach was undertaken by a contractor to the Mint, and involved a small amount of precious metal.  

The Perth Mint can also confirm that no customers’ precious metals were affected. 

The Perth Mint’s sophisticated security measures identified the breach almost immediately and, along with the GSDU, confirmed it was an isolated incident and swiftly contained.

The Perth Mint has built a sterling reputation for trust and security over its 117 year history, and will continue to invest in its security systems and people to ensure its customers can continue to have confidence that their precious metals are totally secure.


For further information:

Makeila Ellis, Media and Events Officer, The Perth Mint
Telephone (08) 9421 7634 Email 

Alexandra Lucchesi, Public Relations Manager, The Perth Mint
Telephone 0403 985 897 Email