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The agents have been embedded in Sydney and Canberra, where they will carry out an assessment on safety and the possibility of jihadist attacks by Islamist Indonesians, who have made threats in journals found by Indonesian police.
In the journals, there were suggestions that militants had already planned an attack on Mr Obama, possibly during his visit to Indonesia.
In Australia, which is geographically close to Indonesia, the Secret Service agents will study the presidential motorcade route and decide whether snipers should be placed at vulnerable points.