- Victims in Australia are often held in captivity, subjected to physical and sexual violence and intimidation, manipulated through illegal drugs, obliged to pay off unexpected or inflated debts to traffickers, or otherwise deceived about working arrangements. Some victims of sex trafficking and some women who migrate to Australia for arranged marriages are subjected to domestic servitude.
- Australia is primarily a destination country for women and girls subjected to sex trafficking and for women and men subjected to forced labor. A small number of children, primarily teenage Australian and foreign girls, are subjected to sex trafficking within the country.
- Though trafficking is not completely abolished in Australia, they are considered Tier 1 on the TIP (Trafficking In Persons) report, meaning they fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.
- Child trafficking is under reported in Australia although several cases of children trafficked from Thailand to work in Australian brothels have been prosecuted in Australian courts. In response to the number of convicted child sex offenders traveling overseas, the Australian Government introduced a new provision into the Commonwealth Criminal Code which makes it an offense for a person whose name appears on a child protection register to travel, or attempt to travel, overseas without permission from a competent authority.