ABF launches first vessel

The first ship to be launched under the Australian Border Force (ABF) flag – Cape Wessel – was officially named today in a special ceremony in Perth. ABF Cutter Cape Wessel is the seventh of eight Cape Class to be commission... Read More →

Man arrested for importing 30kgs of methamphetamine

A Nigerian-born Australian man has been arrested for the alleged importation of 30 kilograms of methamphetamine concealed within air compressor units and engine parts. In March 2015, Australian Border Force (ABF) officers intercepted a ... Read More →

OMCG member arrested at Newcastle Airport

Police have charged an outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) member after officers of the Australian Border Force (ABF) allegedly found more than $60,000 of undeclared currency in his baggage. The 30-year-old Melbourne man was arrested at Newca... Read More →

Trilateral cooperation in the Pacific

Australia’s engagement with our international counterparts to deter illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing has again been showcased during the trilateral Operation Nasse with France and New Zealand. Officers from the Au... Read More →

ABF arrests two men over smuggled tobacco

An Australian Border Force (ABF) investigation has led to the arrest of two Melbourne men for various offences including the alleged importation of tobacco. ABF officers, with the assistance of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Vi... Read More →

Safety in immigration detention centres

Reports in Fairfax papers that asylum seekers are mixing with violent criminals in immigration detention ignore the strong steps being taken to maintain centre security and protect vulnerable detainees. The Australian Border Force (ABF)... Read More →

Immigration Department celebrates 70th anniversary

Today the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) celebrates 70 years since it was appointed to build the nation through migration after World War II. On 13 July 1945, the Department of Immigration was formally establishe... Read More →

‘Ice’ pipes importer fined over $17,000

The Australian Border Force (ABF) has successfully prosecuted and fined a Brisbane man over $17,000 for importing ‘ice’ pipes into Australia last year. In November 2014, former Australian Customs and Border Protection Servic... Read More →

Three people arrested for importing 15kgs of heroin

A Taiwanese woman and two Taiwanese men have been arrested regarding the importation of 15 kilograms of heroin concealed in an air compressor unit. In late June 2015, Australian Border Force (ABF) officers examined a consignment sent to... Read More →

Australian Border Force gets to work

Across the nation today, Australian Border Force (ABF) officers commenced work as part of Australia's first dedicated border protection service. The first Commissioner, Roman Quaedvlieg, was sworn in at a ceremony at Parliament House in... Read More →