If you have experienced human trafficking, forced labour or forced marriage, we can support you and help you recover.
Our program can provide financial support, access to health and accommodation services, counselling and more.
This work is funded by the Department of Social Services under the Support for Trafficked People Program.
We can also help you find other organisations and agencies that might be able to help you.
What is human trafficking and forced labour?
Human trafficking is a very severe form of exploitation and forced labour is a form of slavery. They are both much more serious than just being underpaid.
Red Cross might be able to help if you have:
- been deceived about work conditions
- been coerced, threatened or forced to work
- to work to pay off an excessive debt.
What is forced marriage?
A person is in a forced marriage if they did not freely and fully consent to being married. It is illegal in Australia. Learn more about forced marriage.
How to get help
We can provide a caseworker and help under the government’s Support for Trafficked People Program.
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 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 get in touch using the contact details below.