The NSW Police Force will be joined by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to assist in quarantine compliance at Eden port, expected to roll out later this week, according to police media.
On Wednesday, police stated as part of arrangements with Australian Border Force relating to the management of shipping in NSW the Marine Area Command had coordinated the deployment of police to the ports of Newcastle, Port Kembla, Port Botany and White Bay.
To assist with deployments, ADF personnel will be stationed at selected ports to monitor compliance under the Public Health (COVID-19 Maritime Quarantine) Order 2020.
Police media stated the ADF personnel were in supporting roles and were not authorised as law enforcement officers.
Officers from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command and Lake Illawarra and Wollongong Police Districts, supported by ADF personnel, began deployments at Port Botany and Port Kembla on April 7.