National Redress Scheme – Update

Welcome to the National Redress Scheme update. It includes:

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Community information sessions in NT

Free service provider workshops and community information sessions will be held in Alice Springs and Darwin later this month.

The service provider workshops will provide community organisations and frontline service providers information about the National Redress Scheme and the Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme. The sessions will discuss the different purposes and functions of the two Schemes, as well as how to engage with them and access free, confidential and culturally safe support.

The community information sessions will provide a space for members of the community who may be Stolen Generations members or people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse to ask questions about both Schemes and to connect with support services.

The sessions will be held on 21 June in Alice Springs, and on 24 June in Darwin; facilitated by the National Redress Scheme, in partnership with the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA), NT Government, the Healing Foundation, Northern Territory Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation, knowmore Legal Service, Relationships Australia NT and Bravehearts.

Government representatives from both Schemes will be participating to share information and answer questions. There will also be presentations from various non-government organisations, Redress Support Services and knowmore Legal Service.

Capacity is limited for each event, so register your attendance early to secure a place.

The Alice Springs workshop will be held at the Alice Springs Convention Centre from, 9.30am-5.00pm ACST, 21 June. Register your organisation’s attendance through the online registration form.

The Darwin workshop will be held at the Novotel Darwin CBD, 9.30am-5.00pm ACST, 24 June 2024. Register your organisation’s attendance through the online registration form.

These events are part of a series of workshops to raise awareness of the Schemes, with planning is underway for the Hunter Valley region, NSW on 8 August 2024. More information on this workshop will be available shortly.

To register your interest in future workshops, email

Scheme Data

As at 7 June 2024, there have been 42,791 applications to the Scheme. Of these:

  • 18,057 applicants have had their outcomes advised. Of these:
    • 15,657 payments have been made totalling approximately $1.4 billion dollars
  • 1,718 have been withdrawn by the applicant
  • 23,016 applications are yet to receive an outcome. Of these:
    • 14,114 applications are actionable by the Scheme.
      • 2,280 applications are being validated with the initial contact being made
      • 8,897 applications are in the information gathering stage
      • 2,396 applications are with an IDM for a determination
      • 541 applications are being prepared for delivery of the outcome
    • 2,375 applications are unable to be actioned by the Scheme. Of these:
      • 1,250 are awaiting the applicant to provide additional information
      • 1,125 are undergoing a special assessment for serious criminal conviction/applying from gaol
    • 6,527 applications are on hold.

New institutions join the Scheme

The Minister's Declaration is an official list of all participating institutions. It is updated when a new institution joins the Scheme or the status of a participating institution changes.

As of Declaration No.2 of 2024 (signed by the Minister on 6 June 2024):

  • all Australian Government institutions, state and territory government institutions and 540 non-government institutions are now participating in the Scheme
  • approximately 70,000 sites across Australia are now covered by the Scheme
  • approximately 133 unique institutions have been declared under the Funder of Last Resort (FOLR) arrangements
    • These institutions are defunct and the Commonwealth and/or relevant state governments are the FOLR.

The Declarations are available on the Federal Register of Legislation:

For the latest information about institutions, including a searchable list of institutions participating in the Scheme, visit the institutions section of the website.