National Redress Scheme

The National Redress 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.

The National Redress Scheme can provide three things:

  • access to counselling;
  • a Redress payment; and
  • a direct personal response from the institution (e.g. an apology) for people who want one.

The Scheme started on 1 July 2018 and will run for 10 years.

Free Queensland Redress Support Services, including the Centre Against Sexual Violence, have been funded to support people to access the Scheme.

For more information, visit or call the National Redress Information Line on 1800 737 377.


Media Statement: COVID-19: Sexual violence to increase within our homes – Services encourage people to reach out for support and the government to take action to increase safety

30th March, 2020


Queensland specialist sexual support workers are seeing an increase in people reaching out for support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

QSAN, the peak body for sexual assault in Queensland, has advised that specialist sexual assault services are moving rapidly to adapt service models to ensure that they can continue to support people impacted by sexual violence during this time…

Read more…


The Queensland Law Reform Commission releases a consultation paper calling for submissions on laws relating to consent and the excuse of mistake of fact in rape and sexual assault cases

20th December 2019

QSAN welcomes the review of the Queensland consent laws and excuse of mistake of fact in relation to rape and sexual assault cases. It is clear that the current Queensland laws pertaining to sexual assault and rape cases are not effective in advocating for victims of sexual assault or protecting the community from perpetrators of sexual violence…

Read the QLRC’s media statement…

Read QSAN’s submission…

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