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Support services

 

National Redress Scheme

The National Redress Scheme commenced on 1 July 2018, to provide support to people who were sexually abused as children while in the care of an institution.

For information about who can apply, visit the National Redress Scheme website or call the National Redress Information Line on 1800 737 377.

National and state support services

Details on advice and support services across Australia are available below:

National

24 hour telephone assistance:

Blue Knot Foundation - 1300 657 380
Counselling and support for survivors

Bravehearts Inc - 1800 272 831
Counselling and support for survivors. Child protection advocacy

Care Leavers Australasia Network - 1800 008 774
Support and advocacy for Forgotten Australians

Child Migrants Trust - 1800 040 509
Social work services for Former Child Migrants, including counselling and support for family reunions

Child Wise - 1800 991 099
Trauma informed telephone and online counselling for childhood abuse. Training and organisational capacity building on child abuse prevention

Children and Young People with Disability Australia - 1800 222 660 / 03 9417 1025
National peak body for children and young people with disability. Provides information and systemic representation

Healing Foundation
Service to help build the capacity of Indigenous organisations and support the development of the Link Up network

In Good Faith Foundation - 03 9326 1190
Independent advocacy, case work, referral and support to aid recovery for victims, their families and communities responding to clergy, religious and lay abuse.

On the Line Australia Inc - 1300 789 978
National telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns

People with Disability Australia - 1800 422 015 / TTY: 1800 422 016
National telephone line to provide information and referrals to people with disabilities

Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia - 1800 211 028
24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling service for anyone in Australia who has experienced or is at risk of sexual assault

Tzedek - 1300 893 335
Advocacy, referrals and support services to people who have experienced religious/clergy abuse, with a focus on the Jewish community

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Australian Capital Territory

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre - 02 6247 2525
Free counselling and support for all survivors of sexual assault, male and female, and their families/supporters, along with information, advocacy, referral and education

Relationships Australia ACT - 02 6122 7190 / 1300 364 277
Family and relationship counselling as well as a range of specialist counselling services

New South Wales

Interrelate Family Centres - 1300 473 528
Community based, not-for-profit organisation with a network of counselling centres across metropolitan, regional and rural New South Wales

Link Up NSW Aboriginal Corporation - 1800 624 332 (not available to mobiles) / 02 9421 4700
Counselling, healing and culturally appropriate support for Indigenous Australians

Relationships Australia NSW - 1800 052 674 / 1300 364 277
Family and relationship counselling as well as a range of specialist counselling services

The Womens Cottage - 02 4578 4190
Community based support and resource centre, run by women, for women and children

Northern Territory

Danila Dilba Health Service - 08 8942 5400
Counselling, healing and culturally appropriate support for Indigenous Australians

Relationships Australia NT - 08 8923 4999 / 1300 364 277
Family and relationship counselling as well as a range of specialist counselling services

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Queensland

Link Up Queensland - 1800 200 855
Counselling, healing and culturally appropriate support for Indigenous Australians

Living Well - 07 3028 4648
Counselling and support services to the community

Centre Against Sexual Violence - 07 3808 3299
Community based sexual assault service dedicated to serving the sexual assault support, education and information needs of the Logan, Beenleigh and Beaudesert communities

Micah Projects Inc - 07 3029 7000
A dedicated support service and resource centre for Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants

Relationships Australia QLD - 1800 552 127 / 1300 364 277
Family and relationship counselling as well as a range of specialist counselling services

South Australia

Nunkuwarrin Yunti of SA Inc - 08 8406 1600
Counselling, healing and culturally appropriate support for Indigenous Australians

Relationships Australia SA - 1800 182 325 / 1300 364 277
Counselling and support for individuals and families affected by the Royal Commission. Services are free and confidential

Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN) - 1800 472 676 / 02 8355 3711
Not-for-profit organisation delivering eight-week groups, workshops and support for adult male survivors of child sexual abuse and their families

Victim Support Service Incorporated - 1800 842 846
Support to adult victims of crime, witnesses, their family, and friends across South Australia. Specific Royal Commission Support Services are available

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Tasmania

Relationships Australia Tasmania - 1300 364 277
Family and relationship counselling as well as a range of specialist counselling services

Sexual Assault Support Service Inc. - 03 6231 1811 / 03 6231 0044
Community based service committed to providing high quality support and information services to survivors of sexual assault

Victoria

Open Place - 1800 779 379 / 03 9421 6162
Counselling and support programs for Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants, their families and carers to help them recover from their trauma.

Drummond St Services Inc - 03 9663 6733
Provides a wide range of support and recovery for individuals, families, couples, young people and children.

Link Up Victoria - 1800 687 662 / 03 9480 7377
Provides counselling, healing and culturally appropriate support for Indigenous Australians

Relationships Australia Vic - 1800 052 674 / 1300 364 277
Offers family and relationship counselling as well as a range of specialist counselling services

Western Australia

Anglicare WA Incorporated - 08 9263 2000
Supports individual, families and their communities to cope with the challenges of life by building their resilience and capacity

Kimberley Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation - 1800 830 338
Counselling, healing and culturally appropriate support for Indigenous Australians

Relationships Australia WA - 08 6164 0255
Family and relationship counselling as well as a range of specialist counselling services

Yorgum Aboriginal Corporation - 08 9218 9477 / 1800 469 371
Counselling, healing and culturally appropriate support for Indigenous Australians

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