Australian Orphanage Museum Geelong

62 McKillop St, Geelong

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CLAN Events

21st Anniversary Dates Announced!

9th and 10th of July 2021

Redress Scheme Report Released

See Redress Page for Link

Homes and Orphanages Back on Site

See Listing Under Records

About CLAN.

We are here to listen, hear, believe and acknowledge your experiences. To raise awareness about the abuse, neglect and trauma we suffered and the ongoing consequences of our past treatment. To advocate and campaign for justice and redress for all Care Leavers. To advocate for an independent redress scheme that all implicated.

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What is your childhood experience?



Did you grow up in an orphanage or institution?

Children's Home

Children's Home

Did you or your parents grow up in a Home?



Were you a State Ward child?

Foster Care

Foster Care

Were you a foster child?

Join us. Become a CLAN member today and be supported.

We offer a range of free services, assistance and advocacy to all Care Leavers, and CLAN members.


Redress is for Care Leavers who were sexually used in Orphanages, Children’s Homes, Missions, and Foster Care. Sadly physical, psychological and emotional abuse, child labour in laundries, farms and in orphanages are not covered by this Redress scheme. However, CLAN has always advocated for all forms of abuse and neglect to be acknowledged and those Care Leavers are equally deserving of Redress.

We are here to support and assist you in filling out your Redress application form. You can also call 1800 008 774 for further assistance.

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Your Legal Rights

Helping you with Legal Aid.

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View our collection of resources.

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Useful Links

Links to help you as a Care Leaver.

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Contact Us by phone or email:

1800 008 774 0425 204 747

Be apart of the Care Leaver Community.

Some good news
At long last Victorian CareLeaver in UK finally got her #Redress in her bank account
Thank you all the Clannies 💙💛
She really appreciated your support with re tweeting the tweets regarding the delays

#RedressReview #auspol @Anne_Ruston

The latest Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry newsletter is now available to read online:

Contact #WarrenEntsch MP ⁦@CrellinRosemary⁩ Here is your Federal Member of Parliament Ask him to make representations to #AnneRuston about the #Redress delays of your application or go to the ⁦@TheCairnsPost⁩
Let me know if u need help

@CLAN_AU @Anne_Ruston @JillHennessyMP 😟😢😰 I'm a Clan_AU,have been waiting too long,for justice,of the terrible rape as a child,l lost my child hood,also 12 mths of schooling,now suffering I'll health brought on by stress,why the long wait?🙄😩😢

@CLAN_AU @DarrenChesterMP @mjrowland68 Yes many of us were children of service men who came back with problems and never helped in any way and as a result us 3 brothers were put in state welfare-onto working farms and we r now in the redress system trying for justice

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