Operation Resolute


The Australian Defence Force provides surveillance and response assets as part of the Australian Government’s ongoing efforts to protect its borders and offshore maritime interests.

Operation Resolute is the Australian Defence Force contribution to the whole of Government effort to protect Australia’s borders and maritime interests, known as Operation Sovereign Borders.

Defence assets assigned to the operation protect Australia from security threats including illegal maritime arrivals, piracy, compromise to bio-security, maritime terrorism and marine pollution.

At any given time, up to 600 Australian Defence Force personnel at sea, in the air and on land, are working to protect Australia’s borders and maritime interests alongside the Australian Border Force and other government agencies.

Maritime Border Command – a multi-agency taskforce within the Australian Border Force – commands the Defence assets as part of the whole of government effort.

September 8, 2018

Australian Department of Defence