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Border Watch industry programme

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Border Watch is dedicated to building strong partnerships underpinned by trust and confidence.

Key partners of the Border Watch programme are industry members that are involved in the movement of goods and people across the Australian border. Industry members include customs brokers, freight forwarders, shipping companies, warehouses and depots, airlines and transport companies.

We encourage any company that operates in the international trade or transport sectors to join the Border Watch programme.

Border Watch also values its partnerships with community groups and individuals who observe suspicious activities in their local environments. These groups include accommodation and tourism providers, coast guard volunteers, radio operators, 4WD clubs, marina operators and residents of coastal communities.

We encourage any individual or group that identifies suspicious border activity to make contact with the Border Watch programme.

Border Watch members strive to:

  • provide timely information about any unusual or suspicious incidents of interest to us
  • Work with us in the development of consultative and cooperative working arrangements
  • monitor and improve their internal security.

In turn we agree to:

  • provide awareness sessions and advice on matters relating to security and drug interdiction
  • participate in and encourage the development of consultative and cooperative working arrangements.

You can enquire using our becoming a Border Watch member online form.

Border Watch member enquiries will be referred to a Border Watch coordinator in the appropriate region.