Australian Border Force Officer Recruit Training Program

Working for the Australian Border Force (ABF) can give you the opportunity to work across the country or the world. You will be on the front line protecting Australia’s border, whether it be:

  • processing passengers at an air or seaport
  • clearing cargo at an air or sea port
  • clearing mail at a clearance centre
  • patrolling the Australian coastline in an ABF vessel
  • working at a district office
  • investigating illegal border activity​
  • working at a detention centre
  • locating and detaining unlawful non-citizens.

The Border Force Officer Recruit Training (BFORT) program is an entry level program. It prepares you for a career in the ABF.

To apply for a Border Force Officer Recruit position you must:

BFORT positions are typically advertised twice a year, generally in May and November. However this can change due to operational priorities.

You can read all about the role and the entry requirements, as well as keeping an eye out for applications, here:

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