Australia’s borders are stronger than ever

The success of Operation Sovereign Borders in stopping the flow of people smuggling boats to Australia means our borders are now stronger than ever. The recent reinforcement of our maritime assets and surveillance capabilities will ensu... Read More →

Visa hoax alert

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is aware of a hoax news/blog site suggesting new visa-free arrangements are coming into effect for individuals intending to travel to Australia. The hoax stories, which have so ... Read More →

Ghost net removal saves marine wildlife

Marine wildlife, including a critically endangered sea turtle, have been rescued after another successful ghost net location and retrieval by Maritime Border Command (MBC) within the Australian Border Force (ABF).   It’s t... Read More →

ABF unearths illegal work operation on WA farm

Arrangements are being made for the removal of 14 illegal workers detained following immigration field compliance activity in outer Perth this week. Australian Border Force (ABF) officers executed a search warrant on Wednesday (2 Novemb... Read More →

ABF seizes 1.2 tonnes of molasses tobacco

An Australian Border Force (ABF) operation has resulted in investigators charging a 33-year-old man with illegally importing more than 1.2 tonnes of molasses tobacco with a potential street value of up to $500,000 and more than $1 millio... Read More →

Industry Summit Communique

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection's Industry Summit took place today, 31 October 2016. The work of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection touches many facets of Australian life. Industry and commerce, trad... Read More →

Man charged over cocaine smuggling

A 32-year-old Brazilian national has been charged for allegedly attempting to bring cocaine through Brisbane International Airport yesterday (Sunday 30 October 2016). Australian Border Force (ABF) officers targeted the man for a baggage... Read More →

$90,000 in fines for undeclared tobacco

The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria handed out more than $90,000 in fines last week after three men were convicted of smuggling illicit tobacco through Melbourne Airport in separate incidents last year. On 26 October 2015, 47-year-... Read More →