Australian Border Force

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The Australian Border Force is the operational enforcement arm of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), responsible for investigations, compliance and immigration detention operations, across Australia's air and seaports and land and maritime domains. It brings together the people, capability and systems from across the Department that protect the border and facilitate the lawful passage of people and goods. The ABF is led by the ABF Commissioner, who is Australia's most senior border law enforcement officer.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    F. Non Statutory - Function w Separate Branding

  • Established By / Under


  • Established By/Under More info

    The Coalition Government

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No, but noted in parent's annual report

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    6 Chan Street
    Belconnen ACT 2617

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Commissioner Mr. Michael Outram APM 10 May 2018 9 May 2023
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