Maritime Border Command

​Maritime Border Command is Australia's lead civil maritime security authority, ensuring Australia's maritime safety. We:

  • ​​deter, prevent, detect and respond to civil maritime security threats
  • contribute to Operation So​vereign Borders
  • work with partner agencies and international counterparts
  • engage with industry

Maritime Border Command is a multi-agency taskforce, within the Australian Border Force (ABF), which comprises of a blend of ABF officers and Australian Defence Force officers.

Maritime Border Command is led by a Rear Admiral from the Department of Defence, who is also a sworn Australian Border Force officer, allowing use of both ABF and assigned Defence assets.

Maritime Border Command's maritime surveillance and response activities are coordinated from its Canberra- based headquarters.