The BEST episodes of Border Security: Australia's Front Line

Every episode of Border Security: Australia's Front Line ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Border Security: Australia's Front Line!

Takes viewers behind the scenes of Australia's Customs, Immigration and Quarantine departments. The people that work for these departments have been entrusted with protecting Australia's borders from drug smugglers, illegal immigrants, potential terrorists, harmful pests and exotic diseases. It reveals some of the methods that they use to separate the honest mistakes made by innocent holidaymakers from the much more sinister motives of criminals.

Last Updated: 4/10/2024Network: Seven NetworkStatus: Continuing
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Episode 6
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10.00
1 votes

#1 - Episode 6

Season 16 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/3/2016

A Malaysian man says he's here for a holiday but officers suspect he's here to work. Also, a shipment of water looks to be loaded with an illicit substance.

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Episode 1
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10.00
2 votes

#2 - Episode 1

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/6/2011

A Nigerian woman claims to be a fashion designer, but Customs officers don't think her story measures up. A sudden memory lapse could be a problem for a Polish passenger who has just travelled for 23 hours to visit his girlfriend. A mysterious box has Quarantine officers digging for answers.

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Episode 7
star
10.00
1 votes

#3 - Episode 7

Season 16 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/31/2016

Officers question an American woman when they suspect she's arrived to perform unlawful work in the sex trade. Also, a Chinese mother and son get caught red-handed with high-risk concealment.

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Who Is Mark Lau? Part 1/Cocaine Soup Part 2/Suspect Ferrari
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9.00
1 votes

#4 - Who Is Mark Lau? Part 1/Cocaine Soup Part 2/Suspect Ferrari

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/15/2004

When a Chinese passenger lays their cards on the table, will Customs call their bluff? A $60,000 Ferrari may be concealing contents that are worth one hundred times as much. Secret ingredients in some cans of soup could put a passenger in very hot water.

Episode 3
star
9.00
1 votes

#5 - Episode 3

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/16/2006

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Episode 4
star
9.00
1 votes

#6 - Episode 4

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/23/2006

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Episode 4
star
9.00
2 votes

#7 - Episode 4

Season 16 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/27/2016

High Traces of Methamphetamines are detected on an American woman's luggage and officers suspect a pregnant Japanese woman is trying to courier drugs.

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Episode 11
star
9.00
1 votes

#8 - Episode 11

Season 16 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/28/2016

Officers spot a traveller behaving very strangely and he acts up when he's caught out breaking the law. Also, a US citizen is detained when officers suspect he's been working unlawfully in the country.

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Episode 1
star
9.00
1 votes

#9 - Episode 1

Season 19 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/3/2019

Officers come across a box from Malaysia that seems a little unusual and reveals something frightening. Officer Shane investigates a delivery of chip packets that contain something less than savoury.

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Episode 9
star
8.50
2 votes

#10 - Episode 9

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/27/2007

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Episode 15
star
8.50
2 votes

#11 - Episode 15

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 8/22/2006

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Forrest Gump Part 1/Oleh Out/Duck Eggs and Buck Choy
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8.50
2 votes

#12 - Forrest Gump Part 1/Oleh Out/Duck Eggs and Buck Choy

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/10/2005

A South American pensioner becomes the focus of a large-scale search by Customs. Quarantine discover a deliberate concealment just as they are about to let a Chinese passenger go. Immigration compliance officers search taxis and shuttle buses as they try to identify illegal workers among their drivers.

Episode 10
star
8.33
3 votes

#13 - Episode 10

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/14/2007

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Episode 12
star
8.33
3 votes

#14 - Episode 12

Season 15 - Episode 12 - Aired 10/7/2015

An Australian returns from a holiday in Thailand with an illegal concealment stuffed in his underpants.

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Episode 13
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8.20
5 votes

#15 - Episode 13

Season 15 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/14/2015

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Smokin' Daryl: Part 2/Indonesian Restaurant
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8.00
3 votes

#16 - Smokin' Daryl: Part 2/Indonesian Restaurant

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/1/2004

An Indonesian who has lived illegally in Australia for 6 years is caught in the middle of an Immigration sting on a restaurant in western Sydney. A South African passenger whose past has caught up with him 11,000 kilometres from home has one final chance to be allowed into Australia.

Lost Passport/Hidden Money
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8.00
3 votes

#17 - Lost Passport/Hidden Money

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/24/2005

An elderly man loses his passport, and a passenger is examined internally after concealed money is found in his luggage

Episode 10
star
8.00
1 votes

#18 - Episode 10

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/14/2005

Cecilia learns the true identity of someone she has been dating on the Internet for two years. Quarantine officers avert a possible disaster when they discover taro bulbs concealed in a blanket. A romance novel proves that truth is stranger than fiction when it hides some ecstasy tablets.

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Tobacco container
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8.00
2 votes

#19 - Tobacco container

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/21/2005

A discovery by Customs that the contents of a container are tobacco and not glassware leads to a major raid. Quarantine discover undeclared food with a high risk of Avian influenza. A British passenger gets the third degree from Customs after his baggage tests positive to traces of cocaine.

Episode 2
star
8.00
1 votes

#20 - Episode 2

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/9/2006

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Episode 7
star
8.00
2 votes

#21 - Episode 7

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/21/2007

EXTRAORDINARY CONCEALMENTS From the mysterious and foul- smelling contents of an unidentified bag, to ordinary parcels that attract an extraordinary amount of attention. In this special edition, see some of the amazing lengths people will go to in order to smuggle drugs, illegal goods and people into the country

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Episode 5
star
8.00
7 votes

#22 - Episode 5

Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/6/2011

Border Officers are surprised at what a passenger is packing, what they discover next leads them to investigate him further. - Border Officers take a closer look at a suspicious package containing a vacuum cleaner sent from Malaysia. - Immigration Officers suspect a traveller with a tourist visa is intending to work in the country illegally. - Quarantine Officers inspect the luggage of a passenger arriving from China and find a treasure trove of undeclared food items along with suspicious food packaging.

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Episode 16
star
8.00
5 votes

#23 - Episode 16

Season 13 - Episode 16 - Aired 9/10/2013

A passenger becomes furious at being searched but some positive drug readings have Customs worried. Quarantine officers discover a Chinese couple attempting to get rid of a high-risk item.

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Episode 2
star
8.00
7 votes

#24 - Episode 2

Season 14 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/6/2014

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Episode 3
star
8.00
6 votes

#25 - Episode 3

Season 14 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/13/2014

A passenger returns to Australia at Perth airport with a big hangover, and a bag search reveals he's carrying knives. He insists he simply forgot, but an inspection of his hard drive leads to the discovery of something shocking and illegal. A package containing car parts arriving from Ecuador has Customs officers immediately concerned. These parts are very cheap so why would someone bother with this expensive postage? And when a family of three arrives from China, a dog unit picks up an undeclared banana. But that's not all quarantine officers find!

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