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

Independent Review of the National Redress Scheme

The independent two-year review of the National Redress Scheme is now underway.

For more information, visit the review 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.

Ensuring maximum participation in the Scheme

New arrangements have been announced to ensure more institutions join the Scheme as soon as possible and to provide greater transparency about which institutions have refused to join. For more information, visit the Institutions named in the Royal Commission that have not yet joined the Scheme page.

Information and services during Coronavirus

Our priority continues to be the processing of applications and delivering outcomes. We are doing everything possible to process applications and are working closely with participating institutions.

If you need immediate support, 24-hour telephone assistance is available through:

If you need assistance with your redress application you can contact a redress support service. A list of providers is available on this website. We are aware that many providers are operating in a different manner because of the impact of Coronavirus. In most circumstances they will be able to provide assistance over the phone.  

If you need information about Coronavirus and what the government is doing visit or contact the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. This line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.