National Redress Scheme
The National Redress Scheme was created in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, which estimated 60,000 people experienced institutional child sexual abuse in Australia.
What is the National Redress Scheme?
The National Redress Scheme provides acknowledgement and support to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse.
The scheme is run by the Australian Government. It started on 1 July 2018 and will run for 10 years.
More information about the National Redress Scheme is available via:
- the National Redress Scheme website
- the National Redress Scheme Information Telephone Line (1800 737 377).
What does the National Redress Scheme provide?
The National Redress Scheme can provide:
- a monetary payment;
- access to counselling and psychological care; and
- a direct personal response which provides a meaningful apology and acknowledgment from the responsible institution.
People who apply to the National Redress Scheme may request one, two, or all three things.
Find out more about accessing a monetary payment under the National Redress Scheme.
Find out more about accessing counselling and psychological care under the National Redress Scheme in Tasmania.
Find out more about providing counselling and psychological care under the National Redress Scheme in Tasmania.
Find out more about direct personal responses under the National Redress Scheme in Tasmania.
We encourage anyone affected by, or with concerns about, child sexual abuse or other types of child abuse to access advice and support.
For domestic, family, and sexual violence counselling and support, contact
- Phone: 1800 737 732
For short-term support if you are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping or staying safe, contact Lifeline:
- Phone: 13 11 14
For free professional phone and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide living in Australia, contact Suicide Call Back Service:
- Phone: 1300 659 467
For information and support for anxiety, depression and suicide prevention for everyone in Australia, contact Beyond Blue:
- Phone: 1300 224 636
For information and support for anyone who is affected by complex trauma, contact
Blue Knot Foundation:
- Phone: 1300 657 380
For counselling and support for Australian men, contact MensLine Australia:
- Phone: 1300 789 978
For advice for men about family violence, contact Men's Referral Service:
- Phone: 1300 766 491
- Phone: 1800 55 1800
For information about child wellbeing and safety, contact
Strong Families, Safe Kids Advice and Referral Line:
- Phone: 1800 000 123
For free and confidential support for people who have been affected by sexual violence, contact the
Sexual Assault Support Service:
- Phone: 1800 697 877
For sexual assault support in Northern Tasmania and North West Tasmania, contact Laurel House:
- Phone for Northern Tasmania: (03) 6334 2740
- Phone for North West Tasmania: (03) 6431 9711
For information and support for children, young people and adults affected by family violence, contact
Family Violence Counselling and Support Service:
- Phone: 1800 608 122
For free and confidential support for people impacted by crime, contact
Victims of Crime Service:
- Phone: 1300 300 238
For support for relationships and to live positive lives, contact
Relationships Australia Tasmania:
- Phone: 1300 364 277