Building relationships

Community Liaison Teams

The AFP Community Liaison Teams exist to build positive and trusting relationships with all Australians. Over time it is hoped this engagement will help to build a strong and resilient community.

To provide you with more information about the role of the AFP’s Community Liaison Teams, a one page flyer has been created and is available in the following languages:

National Community Engagement Strategy

Our Community Liaison Teams are guided by a National Community Engagement Strategy (NCES).

The NCES objectives are to:

  • build trust and foster cooperation between the AFP, partner agencies and the Australian community
  • develop information sharing with other relevant organisations, leading to enhanced communication and decision making processes
  • provide support to AFP business areas through increased awareness of cultural, ethnic, religious and language programs
  • provide alternative narratives to rhetoric
  • develop performance measures which identify gaps in community engagement, and provide solutions to remedy those gaps.

The Community Liaison Teams engage in partnerships with groups and government organisations who seek to support the community in the shared purpose of creating social cohesion and harmony.

Unity Cup

The Unity Cup is a joint AFP, Essendon, Kangaroos and Western Bulldogs initiative designed to unite Melbourne’s culturally diverse communities. The AFP’s involvement aims to strengthen relationships with the community and foster greater trust in law enforcement.

Unity Cup 2016

Unity Cup 2016

Multiculturalism kicks a goal. Over the weekend the AFP and Essendon Football Club in conjunction with the AFL hosted the 9th Annual Unity Cup in Melbourne. Young people from culturally diverse communities competed in rounds of AFL 9’s resulting in the Newport Mosque team taking home the prestigious Unity Cup. Congratulations to our Unity Cup Champions! #AusFedPolice #UnityCup #footy #AFL

Posted by Australian Federal Police on Sunday, March 20, 2016

More information

AFP Community Liaison Teams are located in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

If you would like to contact one of our teams, please email [email protected].

National Security Hotline

Read the AFP Annual Report 2018-19

The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation

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