ABF Careers


ABF officers patrolling on a boat

The Australian Border Force was established on 1 July 2015 as the new frontline operational entity within the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The establishment of the Border Force reflects a greater focus on the border as a strategic national asset.

Border Force officers manage the security and integrity of Australia's borders. We work closely with other government and international agencies to detect and deter the unlawful movement of goods and people across the border.

Border Force officers are operationally focused, uniformed and part of a disciplined enforcement body undertaking functions across our operating domain – patrolling our air and seaports, remote locations, mail and cargo centres and Australia's extended maritime domain.

We require highly dedicated, agile and multi-skilled officers that are well trained and equipped to perform a range of duties across our airports and seaports, land and maritime jurisdictions.

​More information about applying for an entry-level role and working in the ABF, including roles, attributes and eligibility requirements for Border Force officers is available on the Working in the Australian Border Force webpages.