Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB) is a military-led, border security operation supported and assisted by a wide range of federal government agencies.
The OSB Joint Agency Task Force (JATF) has been established to ensure a whole-of-government effort to combat people smuggling and protect Australia’s borders.
The JATF is supported by three operational task groups:
- Disruption and Deterrence Task Group—led by the Australian Federal Police
- Detection, Interception and Transfer Task Group—led by the Australian Border Force, which includes Maritime Border Command
- Immigration Status Resolution Group—led by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Organisational chart - November 2015 (PDF 22 KB)
Media releases, operational updates and transcripts
All OSB related media releases, operational updates and transcripts are available on our
Terms of Reference
Historical OSB data