Operation Sovereign Borders
Australia has reinforced its border protection capabilities.
Anyone who attempts to travel illegally to Australia by boat will be detected, intercepted and turned back.
Australia's borders are closed to illegal maritime migration
Anyone who attempts an unauthorised boat voyage to Australia will be turned back to their point of departure, returned to their home country or transferred to another country.
No-one who travels illegally to Australia by boat will be allowed to remain in Australia.
Australia's tough border protection policies are designed to protect Australia's borders, combat people smuggling and deter people from attempting dangeou boat voyages across the open ocean.
Do not believe the lies of people smugglers
People smugglers use false promises of settlement in Australia to convince people to hand over their money. Do not believe their lies. The truth is that no-one who pays for a people smuggler for an illegal boat journey to Australia will get what they paid for.
People smugglers do not care about your safety or your future. They are only interested in your money.
Travel safely and lawfully
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 Department of Home Affairs website.
Australia’s borders are stronger than ever
Australia’s borders are stronger than ever, and our tough border policies are here to stay. If you come to Australia illegally by boat will be detected, intercepted and turned back.
Don't let your loved ones travel illegally by boat to Australia
Anyone coming to Australia illegally by boat will be detected, intercepted and turned back – there are no exceptions. Don’t let your loved ones travel to Australia illegally by boat.
Don't risk your life travelling to Australia illegally by boat
The illegal maritime pathway to Australia remains closed. Don’t waste your money or risk your life. If you come to Australia illegally by boat will be detected, intercepted and turned back.
Australia’s borders are closed to illegal migration
There is no benefit to be gained by trying to reach Australia illegally. Commander Operation Sovereign Borders Stephen Osborne explains the risks and consequences of attempting to reach Australia illegally by boat.
No change to Australia's boat turn back policy
Anyone who attempts to travel illegally by boat to Australia will be detected, intercepted and safely removed from Australian waters. The rules apply to everyone. There are no exceptions.