ABF rescued two from overturned yacht off Cairns

The crew of Australian Border Force Cutter (ABFC) Storm Bay have rescued two people from the water after their yacht capsized off Cairns. Shortly after leaving Cairns on patrol on Sunday 4 December 2016, ABFC Storm Bay received a reques... Read More →

ANU and DIBP strengthen ties

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and the Australian National University (ANU) have signed a new agreement to cooperate on research, analysis, policy development and training. The new Memorandum of Understanding... Read More →

Illegal foreign fishers convicted

The last week has seen illegal fishers from two separate fishing vessels convicted of exploiting Australia’s marine resources after investigations by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA). On Friday 25 November 2016... Read More →

Protecting our community

Australian Border Force officers have responded to variety of threats to the community in Melbourne this week, stopping hand grenades, ammunition shells and illicit tobacco from breaching our borders. On Wednesday 23 November 2016, ABF ... Read More →

Vietnamese fishing vessel apprehended off Gladstone

Maritime Border Command (MBC), a multi-agency task force within the Australian Border Force (ABF), in cooperation with the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), apprehended a foreign fishing vessel (FFV) on 19 November 2016 s... Read More →

Two men arrested for cigarette importation attempt

The Australian Border Force (ABF) arrested two men for attempting to illegally import more than 17,000 undeclared cigarettes each through Melbourne Airport last week. The two men, aged 39 and 35 respectively, arrived at Melbourne Airpor... Read More →

Illegal foreign fishers plead guilty

Deterring illegal fishing within Australian waters is imperative to ensuring the ongoing sustainability of Australia’s maritime resources for future generations. On Friday 18 November 2016, two Indonesian illegal foreign fishers ap... Read More →




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Safety of staff and the community_PIA from 26 Sept 2016

DIBP is doing everything it can to ensure the safety of staff an… More →

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Please remain patient_PIA from 26 Sept 2016

The action is taking place of school holiday period. We ask the … More →

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Locations of PIA_PIA from 26 Sept

Proposed action is in aviation, international mail, trade and ma… More →