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If you suspect a girl is at risk of FGM...

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is prohibited by law in NSW and throughout Australia. The legislation applies to anyone who is usually a resident in NSW, whether or not FGM is performed within NSW or overseas.

Download our leaflet FGM Laws in NSW - Some questions answered.

FGM threatens the health and welfare of children and young people and is an abuse of human rights.

Reporting your concerns can help to protect the health and welfare of girls at risk of FGM. Child Protection is a community responsibility.

The belief that FGM is a traditional religious or cultural practice should not stop you from taking action. 


If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of FGM report it immediately to;
The Child Protection Helpline on 132 111 (TTY 1800 212 936)
for the cost of a local call,
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Click here for further child protection contacts


You should also contact the Child Protection Helpline and the NSW Education Program on FGM if you know of someone who has already undergone the procedure. They may require specialist health care and support and other girls in their family may be at risk.

If you are a community organisation, government agency or health or welfare professional interested in receiving training on FGM click HERE 



Last Updated 16 Nov 2015 

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