Border Watch

Border Watch

Border WatchBorder Watch is the Department's programme that receives information about suspicious activities. It relies on the knowledge of industry and the community.

Border Watch members know their local environments. Members range from large, multi-national corporations to community organisations to individuals - located in capital cities, regional centres and remote areas, and in environments as varied as transport and cargo logistics, caravan parks and fishing clubs.

Border Watch is responsible for maintaining a watch on our country's coastal border, all 37,000 kilometres of it.

You can call Border Watch, on 1800 009 623, or by using our online form. You can do this anonymously.

If you are calling from overseas or using a satellite phone, please call +61 2 6246 1325 (normal call costs will apply).

What to Report

The Department is interested in information about:

Melbourne Importation of illicit drugs and precursor chemicals
Melbourne People smuggling
Melbourne Terrorism
Melbourne Illegal and dangerous weapons
Melbourne Performance and image enhancing drugs (steroids)
Melbourne Illegal import or export of currency
Melbourne Illegal import and export of fauna
Melbourne Illegal pornography and child abuse images, and
Melbourne Counterfeit goods.

What to look out for

Suspicious Behaviour
The person is:

Melbourne Overly nervous, evasive or refusing reasonable assistance,
Melbourne Attempting to conceal their identity,
Melbourne Preferring to settle accounts early, or
Melbourne Enquiring about Border Force, Police or other Law Enforcement Agencies' activities.

Suspicious Activity
The person is:

Melbourne Interested in specific or unusual locations,
Melbourne Insisting on paying in cash only,
Melbourne Making unusual purchases, or
Melbourne Carrying unusual equipment or hardware.

Suspicious Goods
The goods are:

Melbourne Mis-described, misspelt or have incorrect information on them,
Melbourne Labelled in an obscure manner,
Melbourne Damaged, modified or tampered with,
Melbourne Too heavy or too light for the given goods description, or
Melbourne Emitting an unusual odour.

You can call Border Watch, on 1800 009 623, or by using our online form. You can do this anonymously.

If you are calling from overseas or using a satellite phone, please call +61 2 6246 1325 (normal call costs will apply).

Border Watch was previously known as Customs Watch

❊ Web Links ❊


Border Watch 

www.border.gov.au/borderwatch


❊ Also See... ❊


Customs | Information for Travellers








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