Redress Scheme

Since the 2012 announcement of a Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Scouts Australia has willingly participated in this important national inquiry. Scouts Australia is wholly supportive of the Royal Commission’s findings and recommendations, and the National Redress Scheme.

Redress is an essential process for all applicants (survivors) to have access to, and for this reason Scouts Australia has ‘opted in’ and is a full participant in the National Redress Scheme for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

The Scheme, which is managed by the Commonwealth Government, started on 1 July 2018 and will run for 10 years.

The National Redress Scheme is made up of three components:

  • access to counselling and psychological care;
  • a direct personal response, such as an apology from the responsible institution(s) for applicants (survivors) who want it; and
  • a monetary payment.

To Make a Claim

To make a claim through the National Redress Scheme, please contact the National Redress Scheme:

  • Online at
  • By calling the free National Redress Information Line on 1800 737 377 (8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays).

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