Australia's borders are patrolled all day, every day

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 a third country for processing.

Since 2013, Australia has intercepted every boat attempting to enter illegally. Every vessel is closely watched. There is zero chance of illegal migration to Australia.

Report people smugglers

People smugglers use false promises of settlement in Australia to convince people to hand over their hard earned savings. Do not believe their lies.

No-one who pays 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.

Stop the criminal people smuggling trade by reporting them to Border Watch.

Border Watch Website

Travel safely and lawfully

Australia has generous humanitarian and migration programs, and has a long history of welcoming refugees.

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

The only legal way to Australia is by applying for a valid Australian visa. People smugglers will tell you otherwise – do not fall for their lies.

Immigration Website