Institutions that have not yet joined the Scheme

The Australian Government expects every institution in which sexual abuse of children occurred to be accountable for that abuse and join the National Redress Scheme (the Scheme), and provide redress.

Many institutions are in the process of working to join the Scheme. Institutions not actively taking steps to join the Scheme are encouraged to do so quickly.

Institutions have until 30 June 2020 to join the Scheme, but are expected to make every effort to join as soon as possible.

It is important that people have access to information about which institutions have joined, or have not yet joined the Scheme. The list published below provides information about institutions that have not yet joined the Scheme. Where an institution has indicated that it will join, and has given a likely timeframe, this is also included in the list.

The publication of this list provides transparency for people who may be thinking about applying to the Scheme.

These institutions were identified as part of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, including the final report of the Commission. This does not necessarily mean the Scheme has received applications identifying all of these institutions. Please note the list may not specify all names used by an institution. For example, each school or home operated by an institution may not be separately identified.

It is important to note that while this list covers institutions named by the Royal Commission, there are likely to be other institutions, which are not named, where abuse occurred. The Government also expects these institutions to be accountable for this abuse, and join the Scheme.

To find out which institutions have already joined the Scheme, you can search the full list of institutions that have joined the Scheme on the Search for Institutions that have joined the Scheme page. This search includes the local sites of all participating institutions, including, for example, individual schools and homes.

Applications relating to institutions not yet joined the Scheme

You can make an application for redress at any time, but applications identifying institutions that have not yet joined the Scheme will not be assessed until the relevant institution/s has joined. An institution that has joined is referred to as a participating institution/s. The Department of Social Services has a dedicated team who contacts institutions that may have responsibility for abuse, strongly encourages them to join, and provides information about how to do so.

Once you have made an application, the National Redress Scheme will contact you to acknowledge receipt of the application and provide initial guidance on the assessment process. This guidance will include information about whether the institution, or institutions, identified in the application have joined the Scheme.

If you cannot find the name of the institution you are looking for, it may mean the institution is still working through final steps to join, or it may not yet have agreed to join the Scheme.

The Australian Government is encouraging all institutions responsible for child sexual abuse, including those listed attached, to join the Scheme without delay.

Further information

For further information on which institutions have joined, or have not yet joined, you can call the Scheme on 1800 737 377.

Another way to stay informed about institutions that have joined the Scheme is by subscribing to receive email updates. When new information about the Scheme is available, including when new institutions join, an email will be sent to alert subscribers.

Institutions that have not yet joined the Scheme Intending to join Date expecting to join
Anglican Diocese of Bathurst Intending to join Fourth quarter of 2019
Anglican Diocese of Riverina Intending to join Fourth quarter of 2019
Anglican Diocese of The Murray Intending to join Fourth quarter of 2019
Australian Christian Churches Intending to join Second quarter of 2019
Australian Institute of Music Intending to join  
Australian Indigenous Ministries    
Baptists NT Intending to join Third quarter of 2019
Baptists QLD Intending to join Second quarter of 2019
Barnardos Australia Intending to join Second quarter of 2019
Brisbane Grammar    
Catholic - Augustinians – Order of Saint Augustine Intending to join  
Catholic - Australian Ursulines Intending to join Third quarter of 2019
Catholic - Blessed Sacrament Fathers Intending to join Second quarter of 2020
Catholic - Brigidine Sisters Intending to join Second quarter of 2019
Catholic - Capuchin Franciscan Friars Intending to join Third quarter of 2019
Catholic - Columban Fathers – St Columban’s Mission Society Intending to join  
Catholic - Cistercian Monks    
Catholic - Daughters of Charity

Intending to join

 
Catholic - Daughters of Our Lady of Compassion    
Catholic - Dominican Province of the Assumption (Dominican Friars)

Intending to join

 
Catholic - Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia and Solomon Islands

Intending to join

 
Catholic - Eparchy of St Peter and Paul of Melbourne

Intending to join

First quarter of 2020
Catholic - Faithful Companions of Jesus    
Catholic - Franciscan Friars Intending to join Second quarter of 2019
Catholic - Franciscan Sisters of the Heart of Jesus    
Catholic - Good Samaritan Education Intending to join Third quarter of 2019
Catholic - Good Samaritan Sisters – Institute of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the order of St Benedict

Intending to join

Third quarter of 2019
Catholic - Good Shepherd Sisters – Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd (Sisters of the Good Shepherd) Intending to join Second quarter of 2019
Catholic - Loreto Sisters - Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary Intending to join Fourth quarter of 2019
Catholic - MercyCare WA Intending to join  
Catholic - Missionaries of God's Love Intending to join  
Catholic - Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Intending to join Third quarter of 2019
Catholic - Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception    
Catholic - Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart Intending to join Third quarter of 2019
Catholic - Missionary Society of St Paul Intending to join  
Catholic - Norbertine Canons – Canons Regular of Premontre Intending to join  
Catholic - Order of Brothers of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mt Carmel (Carmelites) Intending to join  
Catholic - Order of Friars Minor Conventual    
Catholic - Passionist Fathers Intending to join Second quarter of 2019
Catholic - Patrician Brothers – Congregation of the Brothers of St Patrick Intending to join  
Catholic - Presentation Sisters – Queensland Intending to join  
Catholic - Presentation Sisters – Victoria Intending to join Third quarter of 2019
Catholic - Redemptorists – Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer Intending to join  
Catholic - Resurrection Sisters    
Catholic - Salvatorian Fathers – Society of the Divine Saviour    
Catholic - Scalabrinians – Pious Society of St Charles Intending to join Fourth quarter of 2019
Catholic - Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary    
Catholic - Servite Friars – Order of Servants of Mary    
Catholic - Sisters of Charity of Australia Intending to join  
Catholic - Sisters of Mercy – North Sydney Intending to join Second quarter of 2019
Catholic - Sisters of Nazareth Intending to join Fourth quarter of 2019
Catholic - SDC Brothers – Society of Christian Doctrine    
Catholic - Sister of St Joseph (Lochinvar) Intending to join Third quarter of 2019
Catholic - Society of Catholic Apostolic Australia (Pallottine Fathers and Brothers or Pallottine Community) Intending to join  
Catholic - Society of the Divine Word Intending to join Third quarter of 2019
Catholic - Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Intending to join Third quarter of 2019
Catholic - St John of God Brothers, also known as the Hospitaller Order of St John of God (the Hospitallers) Intending to join Second quarter of 2019
Catholic - The Maronite Sisters of the Holy Family    
Catholic - Vincentians – The Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian Fathers) Intending to join Second quarter of 2019
Church of England Boys’ Society

Intending to join under

the relevant Anglican

diocese. Many Anglican

dioceses have already

joined.

 
Churches of Christ institutions in Australia

QLD intending to join

NSW/ACT intending to join

VIC/TAS intending to join

Global Mission Partners

intending to join

 
Disability Trust    
Fairbridge Society    
Football NSW    
Gold Coast Family Support Group (now FSG Australia)    
Hunter Aboriginal Children’s Services (HACS)    
Interchange Shoalhaven    
Jehovah’s Witnesses    
Lutheran Church of Australia Inc. Intending to join Second quarter of 2019
Presbyterian Church ACT    
Presbyterian Church NSW    
Presbyterian Church TAS    
Presbyterian Church VIC Intending to join  
Presbyterian Church WA    
RG Dance Pty Ltd    
Satyanada Yoga Ashram    
Seventh-Day Adventist Intending to join Third Quarter of 2019
St John Ambulance (NSW)    
St John Ambulance (SA)    
Swimming Australia    
Tennis NSW    
The King’s School, Parramatta    

The Legacy Clubs in Australia

(The Legacy Club of Brisbane is participating)

   
Yeshiva Centre and the Yeshiva College Bondi    
Yeshivah Centre Melbourne

(Yeshivah - Beth Rivkah Schools are participating)

Intending to join  

*These Scouts organisations have commenced joining the Scheme and are still completing the process.

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Last published 16 May 2019

Words used on this page

Application
The application is available online or by paper. You can make an application at any time between now and 30 June 2027.
Institution
An institution means an organisation, such as a school, a church, parish, mission, a club, an orphanage or Children’s Home; or government department.
National Redress Scheme
The Australian Government set up the National Redress Scheme to provide redress to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse. The offer of redress can include: access to counselling, a redress payment and a direct personal response.
Non-government institution
An institution or organisation that is not run by a government. May include, churches, charities, schools, and sporting clubs.
Redress
Redress means acknowledging harm done. The National Redress Scheme will provide redress by providing access to counselling, a direct personal response and a redress payment.
Scheme
The National Redress Scheme for people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse. See National Redress Scheme.