Australia provides a comprehensive range of support services for suspected victims of human trafficking, slavery and slavery-like practices, such as forced marriage, through the Support for Trafficked People Program (the Support Program). Possible victims are referred to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) for assessment and, where appropriate, entry to the Support Program. Where the victim is a minor themselves, he or she would also be referred to the relevant State or Territory child protection authority for appropriate assistance.
Through the Support Program clients have access to a range of support services, including suitable accommodation, financial assistance, legal and migration advice, medical treatment, counselling, skills development training, social support and access to legal and migration advice. As of 1 November 2013, no victims of early or forced marriage had been referred to the Support Program.