Page 6 of The Australian newspaper on September 11 2001, one month before the launch of the Biometrics Institute

October 2019 marks the Biometrics Institute’s 18th birthday.

We were founded in Australia on 11 October 2001, with the Australian Taxation Office, Department of Home Affairs, Federal Police and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade among our first members.

Take a look at the timeline below to see how we’ve developed into a global concern with a unique multi-stakeholder membership spanning 30 countries.

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