National Redress Scheme

National Redress Scheme

The University of Queensland is a voluntary member of the National Redress Scheme (the Scheme). 

The Scheme provides acknowledgement and support to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

It was created in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, which estimated that 60,000 people experienced institutional child sexual abuse in Australia.

Redress is an alternative to seeking compensation through the courts.

The National Redress Scheme can provide the following:

The scheme started on 1 July 2018 and will run for 10 years until 30 June 2028.

How to apply

Applications to the Scheme can be made via an online or paper form – more information is available on the start or continue an application page.

Free and confidential Redress Support Services are available throughout the process.  They can help explain the Scheme and who can apply.

Support available

Free and confidential services are available via or by calling the National Redress Scheme line on 1800 737 377

If you need immediate assistance, please contact:

  • Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636
  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • 1800 Respect: 1800 737 732
  • Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
  • Mensline: 1300 78 99 78
  • In an emergency call Triple Zero (000)