National Redress Scheme

National Redress Scheme

For people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse

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:

  • acknowledges that many children were sexually abused in Australian institutions
  • holds institutions accountable for this abuse, and
  • helps people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse gain access to counselling and psychological services, a direct personal response, and a monetary payment.

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

Suicide Call Back Service is one of the free and confidential Redress Support Services available to support you before, during and after you apply for redress with practical and emotional counselling support, available 24 hours, seven days a week.

A comprehensive list of other Redress Support Services is available on the National Redress Scheme website.


National Redress Scheme review feedback study

The National Redress Scheme review is seeking responses from survivors and support services / carers / advocates to a feedback study on experiences with the Scheme and especially with the application process. The findings from this study will inform the findings of the review and are therefore very significant.

The study is being conducted by the University of New South Wales and is confidential. The review needs your input to inform its findings and recommendations to improve the operation of the Scheme.

Please have your say:

Survey of survivors:

Survey of advocates, family members, carers and other support people: