This month in the National Redress Scheme — August 2019

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

Institution update

The following institutions completed the steps to join in August:

  • Yooralla
  • Sisters of the Good Shepherd
  • The Friends’ School
  • Churches of Christ in Queensland*
  • Franciscan Friars.

The seventh group of Anglican organisations that joined the Scheme in August were:

  1. The Council of Barker College
  2. Guilford Grammar School Incorporated
  3. Meriden School
  4. St Bartholomew’s House Incorporated
  5. The Council of St. Catherine’s School, Waverley
  6. The Anglican Church of Australia Collegiate School of Saint Peter (trading as St Peter’s College).

The additions to the Baptist Union of Victoria participating group that joined in August were:

  1. Hampton Park Baptist Church
  2. Heartland Baptist Church
  3. Ivanhoe Baptist Church
  4. Ballarat North Baptist Church
  5. City Baptist Church.

There are more than 40,800 sites across Australia participating in the Scheme.

*Churches of Christ Queensland has joined the National Redress Scheme on behalf of its community services branches. The organisation is actively working with its affiliated churches to support them to join the National Redress Scheme.

When an institution has completed all the necessary steps to join the National Redress Scheme they are added to the updated list of institutions that have joined. You can search for Institutions that have joined the Scheme page on this website. An interactive map is also available for users to choose a state or territory, so they can find out which institutions have joined in their area.

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

Application update

As of 30 August 2019:

  • The Scheme received over 4,800 applications.
  • 512 Redress payments have been made.
  • In addition, a further 112 offers have been made. Applicants have six months to consider their offer.
  • The average Redress payment amount is currently over $79,700

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.

If you need immediate support can contact: