NIC Agency Roles

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission is Australia's national criminal intelligence agency. The ACIC works with law enforcement partners – including state and territory, national and international partners – on investigations. It also collects policing and intelligence information to improve the national ability to respond to crime impacting Australia.

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Australian Federal Police

AFP is Australia's national law enforcement organisation. It has an investigative and operational focus on counter-terrorism, national and transnational crime and national security. AFP's intelligence functions aim to provide a single picture of the criminal threats relevant to AFP activities. This enables investigators to anticipate, prevent, disrupt and detect criminal activity.

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Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation

AGO collects and analyses geospatial and imagery intelligence in support of Australia’s defence and national interests. Geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) is intelligence derived from the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information about features and events, with reference to space and time.

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Australian Secret Intelligence Service

ASIS collects and distributes secret intelligence about the capabilities, intentions and activities of individuals or organisations outside Australia. It does so to protect Australia and further Australian interests.

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Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

ASIO is the nation’s security service. ASIO protects Australia and Australians from threats to their security.

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Australian Signals Directorate

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is a vital member of Australia’s national security community, working across the full spectrum of operations required of contemporary signals intelligence and security agencies: intelligence, cyber security and offensive operations in support of the Australian Government and Australian Defence Forces (ADF).

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Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

AUSTRAC is the Australian Government agency responsible for detecting, deterring and disrupting criminal abuse of the financial system. By doing so, it protects the community from serious and organised crime. Through strong regulation and enhanced intelligence capabilities, AUSTRAC collects and analyses financial reports and information to generate financial intelligence. This vital information about potential criminals and criminal activity contributes to national security and law enforcement investigations.

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Defence Intelligence Organisation

DIO is the Department of Defence’s strategic all-source intelligence assessment agency. DIO’s analysts take information from a range of sources and transform it into reliable and incisive insights that help defend Australia and protect its interests.

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Department of Home Affairs

The Home Affairs portfolio brings together Australia's federal law enforcement, national and transport security, criminal justice, emergency management, multicultural affairs and immigration, and border-related functions and agencies. Home Affairs' intelligence functions supports strategic and operational decision-making around resource allocation and countering border threats.

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Office of National Intelligence

The Office of National Intelligence (ONI), formerly known as the Office of National Assessments, is Australia’s lead intelligence agency tasked with providing intelligence assessments to senior government officials, and taking a coordination and enterprise management role across the ten NIC agencies.

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