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What is the National Redress Scheme?


The National Redress Scheme is in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.


The National Redress Scheme provides support to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse.


The Scheme started on 1 July 2018 and will run for ten (10) years.


Applications can be made any time before 30 June 2027.



The National Redress Scheme:

  • acknowledges that many children were sexually abused in Australian institutions

  • recognises the suffering they endured because of this abuse

  • holds institutions accountable for this abuse, and

  • helps people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse gain access to counselling, a direct personal response, and a Redress payment.


The National Redress Scheme involves:

  • People who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse who can apply for redress.

  • The National Redress Scheme team — Commonwealth Government staff who help promote the Scheme and process applications.

  • Redress Support Services — free, confidential emotional support and legal and financial counselling for people thinking about or applying to the Scheme.

  • Participating Institutions that have agreed to provide redress to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

  • Independent Decision Makers who consider applications and make recommendations and conduct reviews.

You can find information more information about the Scheme by clicking links below:









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