About the Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Department of Immigration and Border Protection—a career that matters.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has almost 15,000 employees working in more than 50 locations across Australia and the world.

We are the innovative, high-profile, global agency responsible for protecting Australia’s border, and managing the movement of people and goods across it. We offer our employees more interesting opportunities and experiences than most government agencies.

The work we do touches every part of Australian life and contributes to three key government outcomes – strong national security; a strong economy; and, a prosperous and cohesive society.

The Department, including the Australian Border Force, is committed to developing our people with the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to fulfil our expanded policy, service delivery and law enforcement roles, now and into the future.

Strong leadership, shared values and culture, and a professional workforce are essential to our success in delivering our priorities and achieving our mission of protecting Australia’s border and managing the movement of people and goods across it.

What makes us unique is…the work we do touches every part of Australian life.


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