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.
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
|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
|Gold Coast Family Support Group (now FSG Australia)|
|Hunter Aboriginal Children’s Services (HACS)|
|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|
|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.
Words used on this page
- The application is available online or by paper. You can make an application at any time between now and 30 June 2027.
- 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 means acknowledging harm done. The National Redress Scheme provides counselling, a direct personal response and a Redress payment.
- The National Redress Scheme for people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse. See National Redress Scheme.