National Redress Scheme

The National Redress Scheme was developed following recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse2.

The Scheme provides redress through acknowledgment and support to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse, including in children’s homes, schools, foster care, youth detention centres, missions and dormitories.

The Queensland Government passed legislation in September to formally opt in to participation in the National Redress Scheme.

Supporting People

The Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors is committed to supporting people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

The National Redress Scheme will provide redress to people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse and will run for 10 years. There are rules about who can apply.

Queensland’s participation in the National Scheme will mean that people who have experienced child sexual abuse while in the care of the Queensland Government may be eligible for redress.

Find out more about the National Redress Scheme in Queensland, including information on eligibility, the application process and available support.

Find out more about the scheme or phone the National Redress Scheme on 1800 737 377.

Supporting Non-Government Organisations

Many institutions have already joined the Scheme, including the Australian and Queensland Government, all state and territory governments, and many of the major churches and charities.

To search for institutions that have joined the Scheme visit the National Redress Scheme website.

The Queensland Government is encouraging all institutions to join the Scheme. Institutions will have until 30 June 2020 to join.