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Who we are

The Department of Home Affairs was created as part of the Home Affairs Portfolio on 20 December 2017.

​​​​The Department is responsible for immigration and customs border policy, as well as:

  • National security policy and operations
  • Emergency management, including crisis management and disaster recovery
  • Counter terrorism policy and coordination
  • Cyber security policy and coordination
  • Countering foreign interference
  • Critical infrastructure protection
  • Multicultural affairs
  • Countering violent extremism programs
  • Transport Security
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Our ministers and senior staff

Find out about our ministers and senior staff at the Department of Home Affairs.

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Our history

Learn about the establishment of the Department of Home Affairs.

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Media releases and news

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