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 Sovereign 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.