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.

    Australia stands firm, zero chance of illegal migration

    I’m Karen Andrews, Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs.

    The Australian government is responding to the security situation in Afghanistan.

    Australia’s strong border protection policies have not – and will not – change.

    No one who arrives in Australia illegally by boat will ever settle here.

    Do not attempt an illegal journey by boat to Australia.

    You have zero chance of success.