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    17,905 reports of child exploitation received by AFP in 2018, and 6,398 this year. Each report can contain hundreds and thousands of images and videos.

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    There are more than one million persistent profiles within hidden services sites, where victims are re-victimised many hundreds of times a day.

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    Every 5 minutes a webpage shows a child being sexually abused.

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    The National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children received more than 18.4 million CyberTip reports in 2018.

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    No region is untouched by this crime and no country is immune.

The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) provides a consistent, holistic and coordinated response to counter the online exploitation of children in Australia.

The ACCCE is built on four pillars (4Ps) to Prevent, Prepare, Pursue and Protect children against online exploitation.


  • Collaborate to prevent exploitation
  • Foster industry and community participation
  • Research, educate and understand


  • Become Future Ready
  • Innovate and evolve capability
  • Early intervention from exploitation


  • Identify victims and remove from harm
  • Investigate and prosecute offenders
  • Disrupt and dismantle exploitative networks
  • Coordinate responses to threats
  • Seize criminal assets


  • Team up with industry to protect children from exploitation
  • Help to protect victims from further abuse
  • Protect the wellbeing of members

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Collaborative efforts to reduce child exploitation material

07 Nov 2018 1:54pm

The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) and the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) co-hosted the Child Exploitation Material (CEM) Reduction Research Program Roundtable on 1 November 2018 in...

ACCCE is launched

03 Sep 2018 11:05am

The battle against child exploitation and abuse will be substantially boosted with the opening of the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) in Brisbane today.Visit the Minister for Home...

A national centre to counter child exploitation and abuse

06 Nov 2018 11:54am

The Turnbull Government will establish a national centre to counter child exploitation and abuse.The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) will drive a national effort to combat a global...