A man who allegedly funded Islamic State fighters in Syria has been charged after an early morning raid in Melbourne.
The 43-year-old was arrested at his Hampton Park home on Tuesday after a 16-month investigation.
Police allege the man "provided funds and services to persons engaged in the conflict in Syria supporting Islamic State".
"This arrest sends a very strong message of deterrence to those who would seek to provide support or fund terrorism," Victoria Police deputy commissioner Shane Patton said in a statement.
Police allege the man "provided funds and services to persons engaged in the conflict in Syria supporting Islamic State". Source: 7 News
There was no current threat to the Australian community stemming from the arrest, police said.
Australian Federal Police assistant commissioner Ian McCartney said the arrest was the culmination of an investigation spanning more than 16 months.
"These types of investigations are complex and protracted," Assistant Commissioner McCartney said.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews congratulated the AFP and Victoria Police for the arrest.
"It does present us with an opportunity to congratulate and thank (them) ... for the outstanding work that they do every hour of every day to deal with what is a dynamic terrorism threat and to keep all of us safe," he told reporters.
The man will face Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Tuesday afternoon.