Institutions that are unable to participate in the National Redress Scheme

The following institutions have worked collaboratively with the Department of Social Services in an attempt to join the National Redress Scheme (the Scheme) but, at this stage, are unable to meet the legislative requirements of the National Redress Act. These institutions are  not subject to financial consequences.

This page includes one institution that was named in the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission) that is currently unable to join the Scheme. This institution is marked with an asterisk *. All other institutions named in the Royal Commission have now joined the Scheme.

To join, as required under the legislation, institutions must demonstrate their capacity to pay redress for current and any possible future applicants over the life of the Scheme. They must further demonstrate how they will provide a meaningful Direct Personal Response, provide details of current and historic institutional information, complete relevant training and sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Social Services.

These institutions submitted the necessary documentation to join the Scheme. Following thorough consideration of this documentation, they were assessed by the department as being unable to join the Scheme based on the current requirements of the legislation.

With the establishment of expanded Funder of Last Resort (FOLR) provisions, these institutions may be able to partly participate in the Scheme if the relevant jurisdiction/s agree to be a funder of last resort for the institution. If FOLR is agreed, the cost of redress will be shared between the jurisdiction/s and the Commonwealth government. Funder of Last Resort will not usually be agreed if the institution unable to participate is a sporting organisation, and the state or national organisation for that sport has the means to assist the institution to join the Scheme, but will not do so.

Partly participating institutions can respond to Requests for Information to provide information to the Scheme, and can provide Direct Personal Responses to applicants.

The Scheme will pursue options to progress support for these institutions to participate in the Scheme. Applicants do not need to take any further action. The Scheme will stay in touch with affected applicants and keep them informed of progress. If the institution can partly participate in the Scheme, they will be published on the Scheme’s website when they join the Scheme, and applicants will be advised of this directly.

The circumstances of these institutions will also be regularly reviewed by the Scheme to identify if at a future time they become able to fully participate in the Scheme.

  • Albert Park Junior Basketball Association Inc
  • Ballarat City Rowing Club
  • Ballarat Memorial Concert Band
  • Bayside Adolescent Boarding Incorporated Inc
  • Bribie Island Church of Christ
  • Burnie United Football Club
  • Clovelly Eagles Junior Rugby Union Football Club
  • DrillDance Australia
  • Ginninderra Cricket Club
  • Hobart Christadelphian Ecclesia
  • Inglewood Kiev Soccer Club
  • Joon No Taekwondo (JN Trading Pty Ltd)
  • Lowood Church of Christ
  • Marks Point Mission Community Church
  • Mordialloc Sailing Club
  • Mt Lilydale Basketball Club
  • Mulgrave Basketball, Cairns
  • North West Youth Accommodation Service
  • Norwood Flames Basketball Club
  • Plumpton Community Church
  • Portsea Camp
  • Raymond Terrace Soccer Club
  • Sandgate Tennis
  • The Society for Providing Services for Neglected and Needy Children Inc.
  • Toowoomba International Christian Church
  • Townsville Basketball Association
  • Tunnel Ridge Ranch Association Inc.
  • Water Polo SA
  • Wildcats Basketball, Waverley
  • Winjan Aboriginal Corporation
  • Yeshivah Bondi *

Redress support services

Survivors can continue to access free Redress Support Services through the Scheme. Services can provide practical and emotional support before, during and after applying for redress.

A list of redress support services is available here.