Australian Orphanage Museum Geelong

62 McKillop St, Geelong

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CLAN Events

21st Anniversary Dates Announced!

9th and 10th of July 2021

2020 Annual General Meeting

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Library List Back Online

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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.

Check out two #Queensland Clannies Lana & Gloria
Thankyou ladies for supporting CLAN
Also did you know ex #RoyalCommissioner #BobAtkinson of Qld is a CLAN Patron 👏Hope to see all 3 of you at our 21st
Anniversary next year 🎉 🎈 💙💛

Spoke to a NSW #SocialWorker of 20ys works at #DeptofJustice&Communities old DOCS FACS

She had never heard book Orphans of the Living growing up in care in 20thCentury Australia by #CareLeaver #JoannaPenglase OAM 🤷🏻‍♀️

All employed at dept must read learn #ChildWelfare History

More than 2 years after charges were first laid, Mt Druitt police officer finally to stand trial on child sex charges. He was employed by police in child protection. He has been suspended, but has he been paid all this time by the ⁦⁦@nswpolice⁩ ?

'Death threats'prompted SA man charged over childlike sexdoll to move to Vic,court told @abcnews⁩
SA #predator
#childabuse images
DavidJamesSharp #MtGambier
Why is he allowed 2move @VickieChapmanMP⁩
? responsible SA /Vic

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