Free help from My Blue Sky
You may feel like there is nothing you can do, but we can help you look towards a brighter future.
My Blue Sky is a national service run by Anti-Slavery Australia for people who are in a forced marriage or worried about being forced to marry.
We can help you:
Find out about your rights and your options
Apply for a visa and talk to Immigration
Stay safe through safety plans and court orders
Take legal action – like getting a divorce
Find other support – like counselling, housing and financial help
Make reports to the police, if you want to.
All our services are free and confidential
This means you never have to pay for our help. Everything you say and do will be kept private, including from your family.
The only times when we will share your information are: if you give us permission, if we are required by law, or if we need to keep you safe.
Who can get help from My Blue Sky?
We can help anyone who is in Australia or has a connection to Australia. This includes people who have been taken out of Australia and are currently in another country.
We can help people of all ages, visa statuses, genders, sexualities, ethnicities, cultures, language groups and religions. You can contact us directly at any time. You do not need to speak to the police or any other service before contacting us.
What happens when you contact My Blue Sky?
When you contact us, you will speak to someone from our legal team. We will ask you questions to understand what you are going through, and what you need help with. Here is what you can expect:
We will respect your privacy and confidentiality. We will not tell anyone that you reached out or about what you said, unless we are required to by the law or to keep you safe from serious danger.
We will listen to you and give you advice and information that suit your needs.
You have control over what we help you with. We will not do anything without your permission.
You can always change your mind. At any time, you can ask us to pause or stop what we are doing.
How has My Blue Sky helped others?
Each person has a different story and wants different things for their future. We have helped many people:
Stop or leave a forced marriage
Stay married or with their family, but have a safer home life
Stay in Australia on their own visa and live their own life
Stop themselves from being taken overseas for a marriage
Get back to Australia after they have been taken overseas.
To find out how we can help you, please contact us for free legal advice and support.