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

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.

Look at the timeline below to see how we have developed into a global concern with a multi-stakeholder membership spanning 30 countries.

To celebrate our 20th anniversary this year on the 11 October, we are releasing a commemorative publication aimed at promoting greater awareness and understanding of the industry and the Institute’s achievements. We will invite our members to make contributions and the report will be shared with our members, key stakeholders, and the public.  The call for papers is here.

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