This month in the National Redress Scheme – March 2019

Institution update

The following institutions joined the Scheme in March:

  • Baptist Care NSW & ACT
  • Baptist Care SA
  • Baptist Care WA
  • Baptist Churches of New South Wales & ACT
  • Baptist Churches of Victoria
  • Sisters of Mercy Parramatta
  • Scouts Queensland
  • Uniting Church

The Fourth group of Anglican organisations represented by Anglican Representative limited also joined, they include:

  • Anglican Diocese Bunbury
  • Anglican Diocese of Gippsland
  • Anglican Diocese of Grafton
  • Anglican Diocese of Melbourne
  • Anglican Diocese of Newcastle
  • Anglican Diocese of North Queensland
  • Anglican Diocese of Sydney
  • Anglican Diocese of Tasmania
  • Anglican Diocese of Willochra
  • Anglican Schools Corporation
  • Anglicare N.T. Ltd
  • Anglicare SA Ltd
  • Brotherhood of St Laurence
  • Church Missionary Society - Australia Limited
  • Church Missionary Society - NSW and ACT Limited
  • Church Missionary Society Victoria Incorporated
  • Mentone Grammar School
  • St Columba Anglican School Council
  • St Michael's Collegiate School
  • The Council of Macarthur Anglican School ATF Macarthur Anglican School
  • The Council of Tara Anglican School for Girls
  • The Hutchins School

When an institution has completed all the necessary steps to join the Scheme, the list of these institutions is updated on the Search for Institutions that have joined the Scheme page on this website. An interactive map is also now available on this website for users to choose a state or territory from the map, to find out what institutions have joined in your area.

The Scheme also released a list of institutions who have not yet joined the Scheme on this website. This list is available on the institutions not yet joining the Scheme page. This list provides information and transparency for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse that may be considering applying for redress.

Application update

As at 22 March 2019:

  • The Scheme received over 3,300 applications.
  • 115 Redress payments have been made.
  • In addition, a further 22 offers have been made. Applicants have six months to consider their offer.
  • The average Redress payment amount is around $81,346.

Support Services

Redress Support Services are available to help people understand the Scheme, provide emotional support and guide people through the application process. A list of support services is available.

Those who need immediate emotional support can contact: