The Enterprise Biometric Identification Services is based on Unisys Stealth multi-factor identity management and authentication solution, and uses IDEMIA's facial and fingerprint recognition algorithms.
The system will be used to match facial images and fingerprints of those, like visa applicants and citizenship applicants, who seek to travel to Australia.
The contract for the system was signed in March 2018 and was said to be worth $44 million at the time. Unisys also built and supported the previous biometrics matching system for the last 12 years.
"EBIS provides Home Affairs with greater confidence in verifying an individual's identity for efficient and early detection of criminals and persons of national security concern who change names and obtain passports using false identities.
"We have worked closely with the department and our partner IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, to deliver one of the world's leading solutions to help protect Australia's borders and national assets."
Tim Ferris, president of IDEMIA Asia Pacific and senior vice-president for Public Security and Identity, added: "We are thrilled to provide the biometric engine that powers the EBIS solution.
"This is the continuation of years of IDEMIA's engagement in the Australian Borders ecosystem. The combined strengths of IDEMIA behind Unisys provide the Department of Home Affairs with a flagship platform to secure the border now and into the future."