Modern slavery risk in supply chains

There is significant risk of modern slavery in health sector supply chains. The United Nations estimates that modern slavery affects 50 million people world-wide. For an overview of modern slavery, visit the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department website.

We consult on modern slavery risk in health sector supply chains. Our approach to mitigation is detailed in our Modern Slavery Position Statement.

Understanding your risk mitigation obligations

The Modern Slavery Act 2018 requires large businesses to report on modern slavery risk mitigation. This applies to businesses with annual revenue of at least $100 million.

Health service obligations and support

We provide support, guidance, tools and templates to health services that are required to comply with the Modern Slavery Act.

We also offer modern slavery risk mitigation training for health services.

Please note, access to our modern slavery resources and training for health services is limited to registered and logged in health service employees.

Supplier obligations and resources

Suppliers on HSV collective agreement contracts are required to comply with HSV supplier minimum standards and, if applicable, the Modern Slavery Act. See the Modern slavery risk mitigation for suppliers page for details.

We also offer modern slavery risk mitigation training for suppliers to assist them to comply with the Modern Slavery Act.

How to report modern slavery

You can report suspected cases of modern slavery to one of the following organisations. In an emergency, or if a child is concerned, dial 000 to get emergency assistance.

More information

For queries about our role in supporting modern slavery risk mitigation, please contact our Modern Slavery team at

The Australian Border Force Modern Slavery Business Engagement Unit also offers guidance and support via

For information on modern slavery in business at the international level, the United Nations has published their Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.