About AFP National Media

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) National Media team facilitates requests from media organisations in Australia and around the world on a daily basis. The team is committed to forging a professional partnership with the media.

The team supports joint media operations with partner agencies, conducts media briefings and coordinates access to AFP members for interviews. It is dedicated to liaising with the media and providing news organisations with appropriate responses to a range of inquiries. The media office also maintains an internal media monitoring service and plays a key role in organising major AFP events.

A large number of media releases are issued each year, thousands of queries from media outlets are received, and the team coordinates numerous media conferences.

Members of the AFP National Media Team come from a variety of backgrounds, including former roles as journalists and public affairs officers from a range of government departments. The central team is based at AFP Headquarters (HQ) in Canberra and out-posted officers are based in Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Commands.

As a matter of policy the AFP will not comment on:

  • ongoing operations; or
  • any aspect of personal protection or witness protection.

Contact us

The HQ Office is staffed between 8.00am and 6.00pm weekdays.

After hours the National Media enquiry line provides a mobile phone number of the rostered on-call media liaison officer. However, if the matter is not urgent, we suggest sending an email. It will be followed up the next business day.

We are unable to respond to students due to the high volume of media enquiries.

Media enquiries: AFP National Media Team

Ph: (02) 5126 9297 (24 hours)

E: [email protected]

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