About us

​We are committed to building Australia's future through the well-managed movement of people.

Our diverse portfolio includes managing migration, humanitarian and citizenship policy and programmes. We work to keep Australia secure through border management and facilitate travellers crossing the border. Our organisation strives to make fair and reasonable decisions for people entering or leaving the country, ensuring compliance with Australia's immigration laws and integrity in decision-making. Every day we help people take the final step in their migration journey to become Australian citizens.

We deliver services through offices in every Australian state and territory and in 52 posts outside Australia.

From 1 July 2015, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service will be consolidated into a single Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

The Blueprint for Integration (2.9MB PDF) and the Plan for Integration (2.5MB PDF) have more information.

If you need an alternative accessible format of the above documents, send an email to accessibility@immi.gov.au.

See Australian Border Force for more information.


A day in the life

Department employee at work 
Our 'A Day in the Life' video highlights the fast paced and dynamic environment staff encounter on a daily basis.


Focus on

65 years of Australian Citizenship

Celebrating 65 years of Australian citizenship

2014 is the 65th anniversary of Australian citizenship.

Our history

Mobile office on the Melbourne waterfront in 1969.

Our mobile office is parked on the Melbourne waterfront in 1969.

The Department of Immigration was formally established on 13 July 1945. Learn about our history.

News & updates 

Last modified Friday 20 February 2015

Success stories

Ollie holding his son

Watching Ololade Fasugba and his five-year-old boy Dare (pronounced dar-ee) cuddle for a photo, smiles as wide as Africa, it’s hard to believe the paediatric registrar at the Canberra Hospital (since 2011) was once so afraid of newborns, he swore he’d never work with kids.

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