A girl has reportedly been taken from her Brisbane home to undergo female genital mutilation in Africa.
Australian Federal Police confirmed to AAP on Tuesday that they had received a referral to investigate the matter.
A spokeswoman said they were unable to reveal details of the case at this stage.
They could not confirm reports from another media outlet that the girl was believed to have travelled to Gambia with her father to undergo the procedure.
Female genital mutilation is illegal in Australia, as is removing children to undergo the procedure.