This month in the National Redress Scheme – May 2019

Update on the progress of the National Redress Scheme for May 2019

Institution update

The following institutions joined the Scheme in May:

  • Baptist Churches of South Australia
  • Baptcare
  • Bush Church Aid
  • Salesians of Don Bosco
  • Scouts ACT
  • Scouts NT
  • St John Ambulance Australia
  • St John Ambulance WA

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 24 May 2019:

  • The Scheme received over 3,900 applications.
  • 187 Redress payments have been made.
  • In addition, a further 35 offers have been made. Applicants have six months to consider their offer.
  • The average Redress payment amount is around $82,000.

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 here.

Those who need immediate emotional support can contact: