Institutions Signed up to the National Redress Scheme

The Commonwealth Government has released the legislation and National Redress Scheme website to the public.

The Scheme’s legislation is complex. Its convoluted language puts it beyond the understanding of even the well-educated people. You have to be a lawyer to have any chance. This is probably deliberate.

The launch of the website went ahead in test mode with a search functionality which was unreliable and unhelpful. This has caused a lot of frustration, adding to the stress of many institutional abuse survivors trying to find out what to do.

The institutions listed in the legislation (see below) do not yet include the Catholic Church, Anglican Church, Salvation Army. In fact, there are no churches on the list. This is either because their applications are pending or they haven’t signed up to the Scheme at all. You won’t find the Jehovah’s Witnesses or the Latter Day Saints (Mormons) on the list either.

Whether you were abused by an institution on the public list or not, you should contact Kelso Lawyers. We can help you with your claim and tell you if redress is the best option for you.

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Below is the list of institutions legally signed up to the redress scheme – this information is sourced directly from the legislation. You can view the full legislation online.

Participating State institutions (NSW)

Each of the following State institutions of New South Wales is a participating institution:

(a)  A government sector agency within the meaning of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 (NSW);

(b) A service of the Crown in which persons excluded from the Government Sector Employment Act 2013(NSW) by section 5 of that Act are employed;

(c) A statutory body representing the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales that is authorised by legislation to employ staff;

(d) A statutory body representing the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales that at any time received funding from the State for a public purpose;

(e) A local health district or statutory health corporation established under the Health Services Act 1997(NSW);

(f) A public hospital controlled by the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales;

(g)  Any institution (however described) that has been superseded by anything listed in paragraphs (a)-(f); and

(h)  Any institution (however described) of a kind referred to in paragraphs (a)-(f) that has been abolished.

Note: The avoidance of doubt, the institutions at (c) and (d) do not extend to a university, a residential college of a university or a local council.

 

7  Participating State institutions (Vic.)

Each of the following State institutions of Victoria is a participating institution:

(a)  Public sector bodies, within the meaning of the Public Administration Act 2004 (Vic), whether established or in existence before, on or after the commencement of that Act;

(b)  All bodies that were established or in existence and ceased to exist before the commencement of the Public Administration Act 2004 (Vic) and that would, if that Act had been in force, have been public sector bodies within the meaning of that Act, in relation to the period for which they so operated; and

(c) Councils, within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1989(Vic).

 

8  Participating Territory institutions (ACT)

Each of the following Territory institutions of the Australian Capital Territory is a participating institution:

(a) The Australian Capital Territory (the Territory) as established as a body politic by section 7 of the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act (Cth);

(b) A Territory owned corporation under the Territory Owned Corporations Act 1990 or a subsidiary of a Territory owned corporation;

(c) A Territory instrumentality within the meaning of the Public Sector Management Act 1994; and

(d)  Any other body that is:

  1. i)  subject to the control of the Territory or otherwise an agent of the Territory in exercising a function; or
  2. ii)   made up of public sector members within the meaning of the Public Sector Management Act 1994.

Each of the following non‑government institutions is a participating institution: (click to view)

Korowal School Limited;

The National Council of the Young Men’s Christian Associations of Australia;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Ararat Inc;

Ararat and District YMCA Youth Clubs;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Ballarat;

YMCA of Ballarat Youth Services Inc;

Bendigo Regional YMCA Youth Services Inc;

Bendigo & District Young Men’s Christian Association Youth Services;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Brisbane;

Y-Care (South East Queensland) Incorporated;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Bundaberg Inc;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Canberra;

YMCA E-Store Pty Ltd;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Geelong Inc;

Geelong & District YMCA Youth Services;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Hobart Inc;

Young Men’s Christian Association of the Inner North East of Adelaide Inc;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Launceston Inc;

YMCA of Manningham Youth and Community Services Inc;

YMCA of Manningham Inc;

Young Men’s Christian Association of the Northern Territory Ltd;

The YMCA of the Northern Territory Youth and Community Services Ltd;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Perth Incorporated;

YMCA of Perth Youth and Community Services Inc;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Queanbeyan Incorporated;

YMCA of South Australia Youth Services;

Young Men’s Christian Association of South Australia Incorporated;

YMCA of South Australia Youth and Family Services Inc;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Sydney;

YMCA of Sydney Youth and Community Services Incorporated;

The Young Men’s Christian Association of Victoria Inc (and all controlled entities);

YMCA Learning Communities Ltd (YMCA Whittlesea);

YMCA Learning Communities Ltd (YMCA Geelong);

YMCA Learning Communities Ltd (YMCA Victoria);

YMCA Whittlesea Community Services;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Whittlesea Inc;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Adelaide;

The Young Men’s Christian Association of Albury-Wodonga;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Armidale Incorporated;

YMCA of Armidale Youth Services;

Ballarat YMCA Swimming Club Inc;

Ballarat Y.M.C.A. Camera Group Inc;

Ballarat & District YMCA Youth Services;

Banyule YMCA Youth Services;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Benalla and District Inc;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Bendigo Inc;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Bendigo Inc;

Bendigo Regional YMCA Youth and Community Services Inc;

YMCA of Boroondara Inc;

Brisbane YMCA Youth Services;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Broken Hill Inc;

Broken Hill YMCA Youth Services;

The YMCA of Brunswick Incorporated;

Brunswick YMCA Youth Services;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Busselton Incorporated;

Bundaberg and District YMCA Youth Services;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Cairns;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Camira-Springfield Inc;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Central Australia Inc;

YMCA of Central Australian Inc Youth Services;

YMCA of Central Australia Inc;

Clematis and Districts YMCA Youth Services Inc;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Coburg Inc;

YMCA Darebin Inc;

Darwin YMCA Youth Services;

The Eaglehawk and District YMCA Youth Services Inc;

Young Men’s Christian Association of East Gippsland Inc;

YMCA East Gippsland Youth Services;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Eastern Goldfields Inc;

Eastern Goldfields YMCA Youth and Community Services Incorporated;

Eastern Goldfields YMCA Youth Services;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Echuca;

Echuca and District YMCA Youth Services;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Essendon and District;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Footscray Limited;

Footscray and District YMCA Youth Club;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Gayndah Inc;

Gayndah & District YMCA Youth Services;

Geelong YMCA Dojo Social Club Inc;

YMCA of Geelong Youth Services Inc;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Great Lakes Inc;

The Young Men’s Christian Association of Hamilton;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Heidelberg Limited;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Kangaroo Flat Inc;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Katherine;

Knox YMCA Disabled Persons Project Inc;

Young Men’s Christian Association of La Trobe Valley;

Young Men’s Christian Association of the City of Lake Macquarie;

The Launceston and District YMCA Youth Clubs;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Lithgow Inc;

Manningham YMCA Youth Services;

Young Men’s Christian Association Network of Metropolitan Melbourne Inc;

Melbourne City YMCA Inc;

YMCA of Monash Inc;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Mooney Valley;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Moorabool Incorporated;

YMCA of Moorabool Youth Services Committee;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Moreland Inc;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Mornington Inc;

Morwell and District Y.M.C.A. Inc;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Mount Gambier;

Mulgrave Y.M.C.A. Inc;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Murgon;

Murgon and District YMCA Youth Services;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Newcastle;

YMCA of Newcastle Youth Services;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Newman;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Palmerston Inc;

Peninsula Young Men’s Christian Association Inc;

Perth YMCA Youth Services;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Peterborough;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Port Augusta Incorporated;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Port Pirie Incorporated;

Port Pirie and Districts YMCA Youth Clubs Inc;

Portland YMCA Inc;

Portland YMCA Youth and Community Services Inc;

Portland and District YMCA Youth Services;

South and Port Melbourne Y.M.C.A. Youth Services Inc;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Stanthorpe Inc;

Stanthorpe & District YMCA Youth Services;

Stanthorpe YMCA Amateur Basketball Association Incorporated;

Sydney YMCA Youth Services;

New South Wales Council of Young Men’s Christian Associations Inc;

State Council of the Young Men’s Christian Associations of Queensland Inc;

State Council of Young Men’s Christian Associations of South Australia;

State Council of the Young Men’s Christian Associations of Victoria Inc;

Victorian Council of YMCA Youth Services;

Western Australian YMCA State Council Inc;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Tewantin-Noosa Inc;

The Young Men’s Christian Association of Thuringowa Inc;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Toowoomba;

Young Men’s Christian Association of the Top End;

YMCA of the Top End Community Services Incorporated;

The Toronto & District YMCA Youth Clubs;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Townsville;

Traralgon and Districts Young Men’s Christian Association Youth Services Inc;

Walkerville YMCA Squash Club;

Walkerville YMCA Youth Services;

Wangaratta and District Young Men’s Christian Association Youth Services Inc;

Wangaratta and District YMCA Youth Services;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Warrnambool;

Warrnambool YMCA Youth Services;

Warrnambool YMCA Volleyball Association Inc;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Whyalla;

Young Men’s Christian Association of Williamstown;

The City of Wollongong and District YMCA Youth Clubs;

The Lockington and District YMCA Youth Clubs Inc; and

The Scout Association of Australia NSW Branch.

Please contact our team today if you were abused by an institution which isn’t listed above, or if you would like to hear your options for compensation if you were abused by an institution listed on this page.

What you need to know about the National Redress Scheme

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