Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) Media aims to increase public awareness about the work we do. The ACIC provide mission critical intelligence at all levels from government to the community. This intelligence underpins efforts to tackle an up to $60 billion per year problem.

Our Media team works closely with subject matter experts across our agency to respond efficiently and accurately media enquiries and develop professional partnerships with media outlets.

As a matter of policy, the ACIC does not comment publicly on matters regarding exchanges of intelligence and information with its partner agencies, whether the ACIC is (or is not) investigating a particular matter, details of ongoing operations or the specific use of the agency’s coercive powers.

Media contact

Business hours (9 am to 5 pm weekdays – Canberra time)02 6268 7343 or

After hours (urgent media enquiries): 0409 603 637

The Media Team is dedicated to handling media enquiries only.

For all general public and other enquiries about our agency and the work we do, please refer to our Contact us page.


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All police checks, whether submitted through police agencies or ACIC Accredited Bodies are processed by the ACIC. Both the police and ACIC Accredited Bodies provide an avenue to dispute check results.


WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Deputy Director and Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Director P. J. Lechleitner hosted Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group (FELEG) Annual Principals Meeting this week, where international and national partners met to discuss technology, innovation and encryption, and the emergent impacts on global safety.


The AFP has charged a Brisbane man, who is alleged to be the Australian leader of a transnational organised crime organisation, over a botched 900kg cocaine import that led to bricks of the drug washing up on NSW beaches.