The National Redress Scheme

21 January 2020

The National Redress Scheme is for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse, including people with disability. People with disability may be eligible to apply for Redress if they meet the following criteria:

  • you experienced sexual abuse when you were a child (under 18 years of age) and
    • the abuse happened before 1 July 2018, and
    • an institution was responsible for bringing you into contact with the person who abused you, and
  • you were born before 30 June 2010, and
  • you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

How to apply

You can make an application for redress any time until 30 June 2027. You have the options of applying online or on paper. You can print the application form available on the National Redress Scheme website or contact the National Redress Scheme to order a paper copy of the application to be sent to your address.

Visit the National Redress website for more information.