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If it doesn't feel right, flag it

If you see something that doesn’t feel right, make it your business. Flag it anonymously with Border Watch. One small observation could help stop a much larger border crime.

​​​​​What type of information should I report?

To help keep our community safe, please provide as much credible and relevant information as you have. Detailed information enables us to undertake timely and targeted action to address the issues mentioned in your report.

If your report relates to an individual, you must​ supply:

  • their name
  • the reason you suspect the individual is involved in suspicious activity

Recommended: If you have the details, you may also choose to supply the individual’s:

  • date of birth or age
  • gender
  • nationality
  • any other names they are known by (aliases)
  • telephone numbers (home, work and/or mobile)
  • email address
  • home address and details of when they are at home
  • work address and details of when they are at work
  • the name of their employer
  • social media user accounts (Facebook and Twitter, for example)
  • marital status
  • spouse/partner name and date of birth
  • passport number
  • date of arrival and type of visa held
  • a physical description of the person
  • any character issues such as criminal background or history of violence
  • details of the person's vehicle (registration number, make, model and colour)
  • associates of the person who are also of concern, the nature of the concern, and the associates' details, including any of the above

If your report relates to a business, you must supply:

  • business name
  • the reason you suspect the business is involved in unlawful activity.

Recommended: If you have the details, you may also choose to supply the business’:

  • phone number/s
  • street address
  • email and website addresses
  • social media user accounts (Facebook and Twitter for example)
  • the name of the business owner
  • what the business does
  • any other known registered or trading business names

If your report relates to a vehicle, vessel or aircraft, you must supply:

  • identifying details, such as a commercial flight number, a registration number, or a ship name
  • the reason why the vehicle, vessel or aircraft is of concern

Recommended: If you have the details, you may also choose to supply:

  • the craft's origin, destination or current location, as well as its travel path
  • the owner of the craft or details of people on board
  • a physical description that would allow it to be identified

If your report relates to mail, cargo or a prohibited importation or exportation you must supply:

  • an unique identifier, such as a container number or airway bill number
  • the reason why the item is of concern
  • other identifiable characteristics such as consignee, consignor, goods description​