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

It was created in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, which estimated that 60,000 people experienced institutional child sexual abuse in Australia.

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

For more information on the National Redress Scheme, visit the National Redress Scheme website or call the National Redress Information Line on 1800 737 377.

For Applicants who have requested a Direct Personal Response in their acceptance documentation, we encourage you to contact us on 02 6212 2006 or by email

Redress Support Services

Free and confidential Redress Support Services are available to help National Redress Scheme applicants. They can support you before, during and after you apply for redress. Services can provide practical and emotional support, legal advice, and financial counselling.