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About ASIO

ASIO's role is to identify and investigate threats to security, wherever they arise, and to provide advice to protect Australia, its people and its interests.

Find out what our organisation is about.

ASIO is Australia's national security intelligence service.

ASIO's main role is to gather information and produce intelligence that will enable it to warn the government about activities or situations that might endanger Australia's national security.

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The ASIO Act defines "security" as the protection of Australia's territorial and border integrity from serious threats, and the protection of Australia and its people from espionage, sabotage, politically motivated violence, the promotion of communal violence, attacks on Australia's defence system, and acts of foreign interference. read more

Speeches and Statements

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Follow the link to read transcripts of public speeches, interviews and statements by the Director-General of Security and ASIO’s Deputy Director-General.


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Business Liaison Unit

Read more about the Business Liaison Unit

The ASIO Business Liaison Unit (BLU) provides a public interface between the Australian Intelligence Community and Australian business. 

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  • FAQs

    Answers to some of the most common questions asked of ASIO.

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  • Legislative Accountability

    We operate within a particularly stringent oversight and accountability framework.

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  • Report a Threat

    Call the National Security Hotline on 1800 123 400

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  • Work For Us

    Join our team, to help protect Australia from threats to national security.

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A message from the Director-General

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