Operation Sovereign Borders

​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 - July 2015 (PDF 22 KB)

Media releases, operational updates and transcripts

All OSB related media releases, operational updates and transcripts are available on our newsroom.

Terms of Reference

Historical OSB data

Biographies