Child Protection Policy

Statement of Commitment from our CEO

Austrade has a zero tolerance approach to child exploitation or abuse, and we are committed to promoting and maintaining a culture that provides a safe environment for children.

We recognise that this is a shared responsibility - all adults share the responsibility of preventing exploitation and abuse. That is why Austrade requires the commitment, support and cooperation of all individuals who help deliver our services.

As a Commonwealth government agency, Austrade has committed to implementing the whole-of-government Commonwealth Child Safe Framework (CCSF).

As part of our commitment, Austrade will:

  • undertake an annual risk assessment to evaluate the risk of harm to children and young people, and put in place strategies to manage those risks
  • establish a training and compliance regime to ensure staff are aware of, and comply with, our child safety requirements
  • adapt and implement the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.

As a portfolio partner of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Austrade has adopted DFAT’s Child protection framework, which includes DFAT’s Child Protection Policy.

For guidance on Austrade’s commitment to the CCSF, please read our Child Protection Procedure.

Download Child Protection Policy – Statement of Commitment from our CEO (PDF 371KB)



General enquiries on Austrade’s Child Protection Procedure

Workplace Relations and Policy Team


Reports and notifications

If you wish to report an instance, suspicion or allegation of child exploitation and/or abuse you may do so by using the following form:

Child Incident Notification Form

Please email the form to:


Child exploitation and abuse is not tolerated by Austrade and attracts criminal penalties under Australian legislation.