How do I apply?
Anybody wanting to access redress will need to apply. Applications are open now and can be made until 30 June 2027. You can apply through your local Link-Ups and some Stolen Generations organisations.
It’s up to you how you apply – by paper or online and support is available at all times during an application. You won’t be asked to speak in person about your experience
See ‘Who can I talk to for support with applying?’ below for a list of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled organisations that can answer any questions you may have or help you with an application.
If you choose, you can have a trusted support person – such as a family member or a close friend – inquire and apply on your behalf. Talk to a support organisation about a Nominee if this is something you would like to consider.
Different personal circumstances, such as if you are or have been in prison, are under 18 years, or have already received redress, may change the way you apply.
Your application will be slightly different if you:
- are under the age of 18
- are applying from prison or have been in prison for more than five years
- have already received a related payment
- are living with a disability
- the institution where the abuse took place hasn’t yet joined the National Redress Scheme (for more information click here).