Institutions named in the Royal Commission that have not yet joined the Scheme
Institutions named in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) or named in an application received by the National Redress Scheme (the Scheme) must provide a clear written statement setting out their intention to join the Scheme by no later than 30 June 2020. These institutions will be expected to join as soon as possible, but no later than 31 December 2020. This additional time reflects the maximum time it takes to complete the on-boarding process and recognises the reduced capacity of many institutions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
If by 30 June 2020 an institution has failed to signify their intention to join the Scheme, they will be immediately publicly identified by the Scheme in accordance with Scheme legislation and jurisdictions will consider other appropriate action. This may include financial sanctions applied by state, territory or Commonwealth governments, and changes to an organisation's charitable status. Naming institutions is necessary to ensure that people wanting to access the Scheme know the status of relevant institutions.
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 named in the Royal Commission 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 as soon as possible.
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.
|Institutions named in the Royal Commission that have not yet joined the Scheme*||Intending to join||Date expecting to join (calendar year)|
|Australian Indigenous Ministries|
|Catholic - Daughters of Our Lady of Compassion||Intending to join|
|Catholic - Dominican Province of the Assumption (Dominican Friars)||Intending to join||Second 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||Second quarter of 2020|
|Catholic - Faithful Companions of Jesus||Intending to join||Second quarter of 2020|
|Catholic - Franciscan Sisters of the Heart of Jesus|
|Catholic - Missionaries of God's Love||Intending to join||Second quarter of 2020|
|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 - Resurrection Sisters|
|Catholic - Salvatorian Fathers – Society of the Divine Saviour||Intending to join|
|Catholic - Scalabrinians – Pious Society of St Charles||Intending to join||Second quarter of 2020|
|Catholic - Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary||Intending to join|
|Catholic - Servite Friars – Order of Servants of Mary|
|Catholic - Sisters of Mercy – North Sydney||Intending to join||Second quarter of 2020|
|Catholic - Sisters of Nazareth||Intending to join||Second quarter of 2020|
|Catholic - SDC Brothers – Society of Christian Doctrine|
|Catholic - Society of the Divine Word||Intending to join||Second 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
Second quarter of 2020
Second quarter of 2020
|Gold Coast Family Support Group (now FSG Australia)|
|Hunter Aboriginal Children’s Services (HACS)|
|Presbyterian Church NSW & ACT||Intending to join||Second quarter of 2020|
|Presbyterian Church TAS||Intending to join||Fourth quarter of 2020|
|Presbyterian Church VIC||Intending to join||Second quarter of 2020|
|Presbyterian Church WA||Intending to join||Fourth quarter of 2020|
|RG Dance Pty Ltd|
|Satyananda Yoga Ashram|
|Seventh-Day Adventist||Intending to join||Second quarter of 2020|
|St John Ambulance (SA)||Intending to join||Second quarter of 2020|
|The Disability Trust||Intending to join||Second 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)
(Coffs Harbour Legacy Welfare Fund is participating)
(Legacy Club of Ipswich is participating)
(Legacy Club of South Australia and Broken Hill 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.
Last published 28 March 2020