Institutions that have not joined or signified their intent to join the Scheme

All institutions where the sexual abuse of children occurred must be accountable for that abuse and join the National Redress Scheme (the Scheme) without delay.

Under new arrangements, institutions now have until 31 December 2020 to join the Scheme. The extended timeframe recognises the changed capacity of some institutions during the coronavirus pandemic. To provide some certainty to applicants, institutions named in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) and/or in an application were asked to provide a written statement outlining their intention to join the Scheme by 30 June 2020.

A table of institutions that failed to meet this requirement is below. This provides important transparency for people who have applied or are considering applying to the Scheme.

The following institutions named in the Royal Commission and/or an application have not yet joined or signified their intent to join the Scheme:

  • Jehovah’s Witnesses
  • Kenja Communication
  • Lakes Entrance Pony Club Inc.
  • Fairbridge (Restored) Limited

This list is not exhaustive. There may be institutions that are defunct, meaning they no longer exist, and as such could not meet the requirements. The Scheme is continuously working with organisations that have been named in applications or identified by other means, so this list will be updated frequently. The list may also not include all names used by an institution, for example, each school or home operated by an institution.

Publishing the list is in accordance with Scheme legislation.

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 provides 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.