Institutions that have not yet joined the Scheme

The Australian Government expects every institution in which the 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 were named in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse that have not yet joined the Scheme. Where an institution has indicated that it will join and given a likely timeframe the timeframe is 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. This does not necessarily mean that 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 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 National Redress Scheme will not be assessed until the relevant institution/s has joined. An institution that has joined is referred to as a participating institution. The National Redress Scheme has a dedicated team who contact institutions that may have responsibility for abuse to strongly encourage them to join. They provide information to institutions about how to join.

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 has 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 they have not yet agreed to join the Scheme.

The Australian Government is encouraging all institutions responsible for child sexual abuse, including those listed below, 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.

For institutions, further information about joining the Scheme is available at https://www.dss.gov.au/national-redress-scheme-information-for-institutions.

Institutions named in the Royal Commission that have not yet joined the Scheme* Intending to join Date expecting to join (calendar year)
Anglican Diocese of Riverina Intending to join First quarter of 2020
Australian Indigenous Ministries
Brisbane Boys College Intending to join First quarter of 2020
Brisbane Grammar Intending to join First quarter of 2020
Catholic - Australian Ursulines Intending to join First quarter of 2020
Catholic - Blessed Sacrament Fathers Intending to join Second quarter of 2020
Catholic - Daughters of Our Lady of Compassion Intending to join  
Catholic - Dominican Province of the Assumption (Dominican Friars) Intending to join First quarter 2020
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 Intending to join Second quarter of 2020
Catholic - Franciscan Sisters of the Heart of Jesus    
Catholic - Loreto Sisters - Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary Intending to join First quarter of 2020
Catholic - MercyCare WA Intending to join First quarter of 2020
Catholic - Missionaries of God's Love Intending to join First quarter of 2020
Catholic - Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception Intending to join  
Catholic - Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart Intending to join  
Catholic - Missionary Society of St Paul Intending to join  
Catholic - Norbertine Canons – Canons Regular of Premontre Intending to join  
Catholic Order of Friars Minor Conventual    
Catholic - Patrician Brothers – Congregation of the Brothers of St Patrick Intending to join  
Catholic - Presentation Sisters – Victoria Intending to join First quarter of 2020
Catholic - Resurrection Sisters    
Catholic - Salvatorian Fathers – Society of the Divine Saviour    
Catholic - Scalabrinians – Pious Society of St Charles Intending to join Second quarter of 2020
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 First quarter of 2020
Catholic - Sisters of Nazareth Intending to join First quarter of 2020
Catholic - SDC Brothers – Society of Christian Doctrine    
Catholic - Society of the Divine Word Intending to join First quarter of 2020
Catholic - Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Intending to join Second quarter of 2020
Catholic - The Maronite Sisters of the Holy Family    
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 are participating

NSW/ACT intending to join

VIC/TAS have joined

Global Mission Partners are participating

intending to join

Second quarter of 2020

First quarter of 2020

 

 
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    
Presbyterian Church NSW & ACT Intending to join First quarter of 2020
Presbyterian Church TAS    
Presbyterian Church VIC Intending to join First quarter of 2020
Presbyterian Church WA    
RG Dance Pty Ltd    
Satyanada Yoga Ashram    
Seventh-Day Adventist Intending to join First quarter of 2020
St John Ambulance (SA) Intending to join First quarter of 2020
Swimming Australia    
Tennis NSW    
The King’s School, Parramatta Intending to join First quarter of 2020

The Legacy Clubs in Australia

(Brisbane Water (NSW) Legacy Club is participating)

(The Legacy Club of Brisbane is participating)

(Legacy Australia Incorporated is participating)**

(Legacy Club Services is participating)

   
Yeshiva Centre and the Yeshiva College Bondi    
Yeshivah Centre Melbourne

(Yeshivah - Beth Rivkah Schools are participating)

Intending to join  

* Note that this is not an exhaustive list. There are likely to be other institutions, which are not listed, where abuse occurred. The Government also expects these institutions to be accountable for this abuse, and join the Scheme.

** Legacy Australia Incorporated has joined the National Redress Scheme. Legacy Australia Inc does not include all Legacy clubs. Legacy Australia Inc is actively working with Legacy clubs to encourage and support them to join the National Redress Scheme.

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Last published 7 February 2020

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.