At 16, she went on what was supposed to be an overseas holiday to visit family. Instead, she was handed an invitation to her wedding, which was organised without her consent.
"I refused to marry him but my fiance's family threatened to harm me and took away my passport," the girl said.
"I was incredibly stressed and depressed because of the whole situation."
She reluctantly went through with the marriage, but managed to end it when she got back home, by agreeing to pay her in-laws $30,000.
The girls story is one of many serious cases of forced marriage reported to authorities, who fear a spike this year, as overseas travel picks up.
Police and government agencies are researching how to tackle the complex issue, which statistics show, is most prevalent in NSW and Victoria.
In the past year, there have been more than 80 reports from across the country to the Australian Federal Police (AFP), with almost half of them involving children under 18.
Case worker Eleni Argy said young victims, who are mostly girls, are being "Sold" for cash.
Ms Argy works at youth organisation Taldumande, which provides accommodation for teenagers who are being pressured to marry against their will.
"There is financial gain. Money is exchanged, properties perhaps, and girls are literally being sold off," Ms Argy said.
"They can be groomed from a very young age, as young as six or seven."
Forced marriage became a criminal offence in Australia in 2013.
Despite this, there has not been a single conviction.
The murder of Ruqia Haidari (Above), 21, who was allegedly sold by her mother to a man for $15,000 in 2019, only to be murdered months later, sent shock waves across the nation.