We are Australia's frontline border law enforcement agency and customs service. We are an operationally independent body within the
Home Affairs portfolio.
Our mission is to protect Australia's border and enable legitimate travel and trade.
Our vision is to be a global leader in border law enforcement and trusted partner that helps build a safe, secure and prosperous Australia.
We aim to facilitate the movement of people and goods across the border. We work closely with other agencies to share knowledge, expertise and intelligence in order to detect, deter and prosecute those who attempt to do us harm at the border. The work we do contributes to safeguarding Australia's national security.
The Commissioner of the ABF is a member of the Home Affairs Portfolio Board.