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 - February 2016  (63KB PDF​)

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