Europol

Europol is an international policing organisation focusing on law enforcement intelligence collection, analysis and information sharing. Based in The Hague, Europol works with all European Union countries and other Third Party member countries from around the world.

Europol has a strong focus on transnational organised crime from a European perspective, which has increasing relevance to Australia.

Australia became a member of Europol in 2007 through the signing of an International Treaty which allows authorised Australian agencies to exchange intelligence and interact with other Europol member countries.

The Australian Federal Police performs the role of the National Point of Contact between Competent Authorities and Europol.

Australia’s membership includes a responsibility to contribute to transnational intelligence projects specific to crime types including terrorism, child sexual exploitation, drug investigations, human trafficking and fraud offences.

Contact details

Law enforcement and government agencies can contact the AFP for further information.

National Security Hotline

Visit the AFP Futures Centre

The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation

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