Support for Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

On Wednesday 27 June 2018, the Western Australian Government announced that it will join the National Redress Scheme, which has been created in response to recommendations by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

The Western Australian Government's participation in the National Redress Scheme will recognise and provide support to Western Australians who have experienced child sexual abuse in institutions.

Redress is an alternative to pursuing civil litigation through the courts.

The national scheme started on 1 July 2018 and will run for 10 years. Western Australia’s participation in the scheme began on 1 January 2019.

Important Note: You do not need to obtain documents from this agency to make an application under the National Redress Scheme.  You only need to complete the application form.  

A Redress Coordination Unit has been established within the Department of Justice. This unit is responsible for liaising with the State agencies and Commonwealth to ensure that the Independent Decision Makers have received the best available information to determine the application.  For further information on the National Redress Scheme and how to make an application please visit the Department of Justice website.