Help keep Australia safe, secure and prosperous

​​AGSVA security clearance

All Australian Border Force staff must get an Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) security clearance. Your role will determine the level of security clearance you need to hold. Border Force Officer Recruits need to hold a Baseline security clearance.

​The purpose of the security vetting process is to find out if a person is suitable to hold a security clearance. This means, whether they have and show an appropriate level of integrity. In the security context, we define integrity as a range of character traits. These show that the person can protect Australian Government resources. These character traits are:

  • honesty
  • trustworthiness
  • maturity
  • tolerance
  • resilience, and
  • loyalty.

You can find more information on AGSVA Security Clearances on the AGSVA website​.