What is human trafficking?
The United Nations define human trafficking as, 'The acquisition of people by improper means such as force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them.'
Human trafficking affects men, women and children and may involve slavery, sexual servitude, labour exploitation and debt bondage.
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has dedicated human trafficking teams in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
In an emergency call Triple Zero (000)
For more information see
- Sexual Assault Crisis Line (24 hours) 1800 806 292
- 1800 Respect (24 hours) national telephone line for victims of sexual assault & family
- Victims of Crime Help Line (7 days, 8am-11pm) 1800 819 817
- e-Safety Commissioner
- Child Protection Service DHHS (24 hours) 131 278
- Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre (24 hours) for women and children 1800 015 188 or 9322 3555
- Kid's Help Line 1800 551 800
Reviewed 13 March 2019