Border Watch encourages members of the community to report suspicious immigration, customs and border related activity. We are interested in information about suspicious border activity related to:

  • people smuggling or human trafficking
  • exploiting foreign workers
  • breaching sponsorship or visa conditions
  • travelling to, or residing in Australia, in order to work unlawfully
  • committing identity fraud, entering a fake marriage or relationship, providing fraudulent documents, or lying to obtain a visa
  • providing immigration advice
  • illegal foreign fishing​​
  • duty evasion and revenue evasion
  • suspicious cargo
  • wildlife smuggling
  • importing any of the following:​
    • illicit or performance enhancing drugs
    • firearms or other weapons
    • illegal pornography or child abuse images
    • counterfeit goods
    • illicit tobacco or vapes
    • goods containing asbestos​​.​

Other contacts

Border Watch specialises in suspicious border-related activity. If you need assistance with something else, these contacts may assist:

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If you are seeking assistance with:
Police, fire or ambulance response to a life threatening emergency, or report a crime in progress
Phone 000
Report a crime that is not border-related
Phone your local police on 131 444 or contact Crime Stoppers
Report a threat to national security 
National Security Hotline
Report a scam
Report cybercrime
Tax evasion or shadow economy activity 
Australian Taxation Office
Sexual Assault, Domestic & Family Violence Counselling
Visa and citizenship enquiries, including the progress of your application and visa extensions
Home Affairs Global Service Centre
Complaints about a registered migration agent
Compliments, complaints and suggestions
Global Feedback Unit

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