NT Based Defence Units

Australia Border Force

The NT plays an ongoing role supporting Australian Border Force operations. Operation Resolute and Operation Sovereign Borders protect Australia’s borders and offshore oil and gas installations from maritime security threats.

For more information go to the Australian Border Force website.


NORFORCE is one of three operational Regional Force Surveillance Units (RFSUs) employed in surveillance and reconnaissance of the remote areas of northern Australia. NORFORCE’s area of operations include the NT and Kimberley region of Western Australia. Sixty per cent of NORFORCE personnel are Aboriginal soldiers and are predominately drawn from the areas they patrol to draw on their local knowledge.

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