How to get help
We can provide a caseworker and help under the government’s Support for Trafficked People Program.
People impacted by forced marriage can now access up to 200 days of holistic support without having to participate in a criminal justice process. For more information, you can download the government's factsheet on Increased Support for Forced Marriage Victims.
You can ask the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to refer you to Red Cross. Participation in the program is voluntary and you can choose to leave at any time.
If you are not comfortable contacting the AFP, you can contact Red Cross or My Blue Sky for advice.
If you are not eligible for this program we might be able to help by referring you to other Red Cross support or community support organisations.
For more information about whether you qualify for this program please send us a message using the contact details below.
Want to learn more?
In 2018 Australian Red Cross undertook a series of community consultations which sought to:
- capture views of communities on their experiences of forced marriage
- identify strategies communities use to prevent and respond to forced marriage
- empower communities to shape messages to influence forced marriage policies and programs.
As a result, the report Forced Marriage: Community Voices, Stories and Strategies was developed, which highlights the important role that communities and families themselves play in finding solutions to the complex issues they face.