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Australian Federal Police 


Four core functions – prevention, deterrence, partnership and innovation.

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is the Australian government’s leading law enforcement agency. It is responsible for investigating offences against the Commonwealth of Australia and advising on the national security framework. 

At national level, the AFP works with Australian government departments, state and territory law enforcement agencies and other partner agencies to disrupt, deter and defeat criminal activity. 

At global level, the AFP operates within a large network of international law enforcement agencies, industry partners, and foreign governments to identify and disrupt transnational serious and organised crime.

Through its International Deployment Group, the AFP also provides a range of capacity development initiatives and peacekeeping and stability operations.  The group contributes to the development, maintenance or restoration of the rule of law in countries that seek Australia's support.

The AFP is responsive to a rapidly changing criminal environment and has eight key investigative priorities. These are:

  • Serious and organized crime;
  • Crime operations;
  • High tech crime operations; 
  • Intelligence;
  • Protection;
  • Aviation;
  • International Deployment Group;
  • Counter terrorism.


The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Australia is hosted by the AFP and located at its Canberra Headquarters.   It works closely with Australian law enforcement agencies, regulatory bodies and relevant government agencies.

Some of the services provided by INTERPOL Canberra include:

  • Operating as Australia’s point of contact for INTERPOL;
  • Facilitating international law enforcement communication;
  • Providing training and expertise;
  • Providing advice on international law enforcement cooperation;
  • Undertaking and facilitating transnational enquiries relating to Australia;
  • Providing Australian law enforcement with an officially recognized police channel linked to 188 INTERPOL member countries;
  • Criminal history checks;
  • Background enquiries;
  • Fingerprint comparisons;

INTERPOL Canberra operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week maintaining communication with all INTERPOL member countries and domestic law enforcement agencies.

INTERPOL Canberra in action
30 May 2017

New drug trafficking routes and smuggling methods identified in INTERPOL-led operation

SINGAPORE – An INTERPOL-coordinated operation targeting drug trafficking across Asia and the Pacific has identified emerging smuggling routes and concealment methods.Operation Lionfish – ASEAN, which involved more than 2,000 police and customs officials across 14 countries, revealed a network of West African and Asian organized crime groups behind traffic...
09 June 2016

Online sale of fake medicines and products targeted in INTERPOL operation

LYON, France - Fake cancer medication, substandard HIV and diabetes testing kits, counterfeit dental equipment and illicit surgical equipment – just a snapshot of the potentially life-threatening drugs and goods seized during INTERPOL’s Operation Pangea IX.Targeting the illicit online sale of medicines and medical devices and involving some 193 police, cu...
11 December 2015

Combating terrorism focus of meeting between Australian Foreign Minister and INTERPOL Chief

PARIS, France – Australia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, and INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock have met in Paris to discuss ways to enhance cooperation in the fight against terrorism.Secretary General Stock commended Australia for taking a leading role in global counter-terrorism efforts, from preventing the movement of foreign fighter...
04 September 2015

International Leaders’ Forum backs creation of Global Alliance to combat IED threat

CANBERRA, Australia – The inaugural International Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (CIED) Leaders’ Forum has supported the creation of a Global Alliance to unite and focus efforts in combating the IED threat.Under this umbrella, a coalition of willing partners will develop a coordinated international effort based on four interconnecting key pillars: co...
02 September 2015

Tackling global threat of improvised explosive devices focus of international forum

CANBERRA, Australia ‒ The first global meeting to address the threat of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), which kill and injure tens of thousands of people around the world each year, has opened in Australia.Organized by INTERPOL, the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Department of Defence, the three-day (2 – 4 September) International Count...
01 September 2015

INTERPOL Chief and Australian Minister for Justice discuss security issues

CANBERRA, Australia – Combating terrorism and the foreign terrorist fighter threat were high on the agenda in a meeting today between INTERPOL’s Secretary General and the Australian Minister for Justice in Canberra.Secretary General Jürgen Stock and Minister Michael Keenan also discussed a range of security issues including illegal immigration and border...

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