Application for Compensation

Covering institutional abuse in schools, church settings, children’s homes, foster care, sporting institutions, youth detention centres and the Australian Defence Force.

What you need to know

5-10 minutes is all it should take.

Some may need longer. This depends on how much information you need to provide.

Absolutely. You can be rest assured that your privacy is very important to us.

The best way to find out is to complete the form. Please ensure you follow the steps and provide as much information as possible.

You will be booked in to speak with a solicitor if your claim has a reasonable prospect for success. We will guide you through the next stage of this legal process.

We’ll advise you of your options.

This form relates to historical childhood abuse within an institution or religious order.

Examples include:

  • State school
  • Catholic or private school
  • A closed Children’s Home or detention centre
  • Joining in activities with a junior sports club
  • Church or Church-run groups
  • Scouts or some other organisation which has contact with children.

If you have suffered abuse, please fill out the form below so we can learn more about your case and determine whether we can help you. If you would prefer to speak to someone directly, please call us at (02) 4907 4200.​

Application for Compensation – Institutional Abuse