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Human trafficking guidelines and fact sheets

This page contains resources on human trafficking, including guidelines and fact sheets in English and other community languages.

Information sheet for Commonwealth Government procurement officers

Under the Commonwealth Procurement Rules, Commonwealth Government officials are obliged to act ethically. This includes ensuring that no business providing goods or services to the Australian Government is tainted by human trafficking, slavery or slavery-like practices anywhere in the supply chain. This information sheet provides Commonwealth officials with further guidance on ethical procurement and supply chain exploitation.

Our department has also undertaken a range of education and awareness-raising activities including:

  • briefing the Commonwealth's Senior Procurement Officers' Reference Group
  • publishing an article in the Commonwealth Procurement Bulletin reminding procurement officers of their obligations with respect to ethical procurement
  • delivering training to departmental officers on ethical procurement
  • providing information about ethical procurement on this website
  • amending the Secretary's Instructions to address ethical procurement.

Guidelines for non-government organisations working with trafficked people

The Guidelines for NGOs: Working with trafficked people are an important resource for organisations working with people who have experienced human trafficking, slavery or slavery-like practices, including forced marriage.

Labour trafficking fact sheets

These fact sheets provide employers and employees with a practical guide to the steps they can take to combat labour exploitation through human trafficking, slavery, or slavery-like practices such as forced labour. They were developed by a working group established by the National Roundtable on Human Trafficking and Slavery.

Fact sheets for employers

Fact sheets for employees

Organ trafficking fact sheet

This fact sheet sets out information about organ trafficking for medical professionals, including details about Australia’s laws on organ trafficking, signs that a person may have been trafficked and how to seek assistance.

Anti-Human Trafficking Community Resource

The Anti-Human Trafficking Community Resource was released in 2011. It is the product of an Achieving Collaborative Awareness exercise held by the Australian Federal Police. This exercise was designed to foster greater understanding of the most effective approaches to prevent, deter and disrupt the serious crime of human trafficking, and to assist trafficked people.

This resource provides a comprehensive reference guide to all government agencies, non-government organisations, unions and industry groups with a role to play in the fight against trafficking. It will help stakeholders to better understand each other's roles in preventing human trafficking offences and caring for trafficked people. The Anti-Human Trafficking Community Resource is available at: