About Us

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is Australia’s national policing agency. Our role is to protect Australians and Australia's interests from serious criminal threats.

We take a 21st century approach to law enforcement, working in Australia and internationally with our partners to outsmart crime through intelligent action.

In 2019-2020, we disrupted 294 major criminal operations, including terrorism, drug trafficking and child exploitation.

We also provide specialist protective services, international police assistance and community policing in the Australian Capital Territory and external Australian territories, including Norfolk Island and Christmas Island.

This section details the nature and organisational structure of the AFP. It includes the AFP's history, relevant legislation, recognition & ceremonial initiatives and more.

National Security Hotline

Read the AFP Annual Report 2019-20

The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation

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