National Redress Scheme
The National Redress Scheme is in response to the
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Applications can be made any time before 30 June 2027.
Final Australian Government response to the second anniversary review
The Australian Government has released a final response to the final report of the second year review of the National Redress Scheme.
The final response indicates the Australian Government’s commitment to improving the Scheme.
View the Final Australian Government response to the second anniversary review.
Changes to Western Australia's Counselling and Psychological Care (CPC) arrangements
From 1 January 2023, the Western Australia government will be changing the way Counselling and Psychological Care (CPC) is administered in Western Australia.
Applicants who receive an offer after 1 January 2023 will now be offered access to counselling and psychological care services through a qualified practitioner.
Information about Counselling arrangements in your State or territory
Service Charter for Your National Redress Scheme
The Service Charter has been developed in response to recommendation 2.1 of the second year review - to improve the survivor experience of the National Redress Scheme (the Scheme). The Service Charter was co-developed with survivors, advocates and redress support services. The Service Charter aims to assist survivors at every stage of the Redress journey and explains what they can expect from the Scheme.
To access the Service Charter, the summary version of the Service Charter and the Scheme Improvement Update please visit the Service Charter page.
As a child, Martin was arrested for stealing an $8 pair of jeans and sent to a boys’ home. While there, he was sexually abused by people who were responsible for his protection. It was a painful time for Martin and he did not talk about it for more than 50 years.
After applying through the National Redress Scheme, Martin received an apology and a payment. He could not change what happened, but he did find a way to move forward that was right for him.
To watch Martin’s Story, visit the Martin’s Story page.
Videos about the National Redress Scheme
Videos are now available to provide key information on the National Redress Scheme in an easier to understand format. To watch them, visit the National Redress Scheme videos page.