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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.

    Zero chance of success

    Australia’s position on border protection has not changed following the Australian election.

    The Morrison-led Government remains in power and I continue as the Minister for Home Affairs.

    Make no mistake, you will not settle in Australia if you attempt to come illegally by boat – you will be returned.

    You have zero chance of success.