Australia's borders are closed to illegal marintime migration


    The Australian Government is committed to protecting Australia's borders, combating people smuggling in our region, and preventing people from risking their lives at sea.

    Operation Sovereign Borders is a military-led border security operation that was established in 2013 to deliver on this commitment.

    There is only one way to gain entry into Australia — with an Australian visa.

    To find out more about your options for safe and lawful travel to Australia, visit the Immigration and Citizenship website.

    A message from the new Minister for Home Affairs

    As the new Minister for Home Affairs, keeping the boats stopped is my highest priority.

    The Australian Government remains resolute and Australia’s border protection policies have not changed.

    Do not attempt an illegal boat journey to Australia. You will be intercepted and returned. You will never settle in Australia.

    You have zero chance of success.