Australian Orphanage Museum Geelong

62 McKillop St, Geelong

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CLAN Events

20th Anniversary Cancelled

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Redress Scheme Report Released

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Homes and Orphanages Back on Site

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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.

#Integricare - Early Learning Centres,Preschool &Family Services
Why NO mention on ur website abt
Our Children’s Home #Concord ?
Where are the records ?
Joining #Redress?
⁦@Anne_Ruston⁩ ⁦@MarkSpeakman⁩ ⁦@MCT_DG⁩ @smh ⁦@abcsydney⁩

26days until Minister ⁦@Anne_Ruston⁩ names & shames Redress Laggers 30/6


⁦@DeanSmithWA⁩ ⁦@SharonClaydon⁩ ⁦@SenatorSiewert⁩ ⁦@MiltonDickMP⁩ ⁦@SenSHenderson⁩ ⁦@MsMarielleSmith⁩ ⁦@abcnews⁩

A ‘fair go’ for child abuse victims in landmark legislation reform @2GB873
⁩Sounds good #RayHadley ⁦@MarkSpeakman⁩
But why was #SalvationArmy #pedophile #JohnMcIver sent to prison in Dec given bail April
#Redress NOT fair go👎
NOT many get $150k

2/2 #Redress IDM mistake own the error & they should ring CareLeaver
But NO accountability
IDM must hear CL said at outcome call
L is over it,is very ill & waited 2yrs

Redress has no compassion / flexibility
@Anne_Ruston sick hearing 2yr review
@SharonClaydon @DeanSmithWA

#Redress IDMs mistake in indexing/taxing prior payments for SouthAust CareLeaver
In order 2get extra$
CL has to be phoned again & L has to request a review
Its in the legislation.
Only an applicant can ask for a review
What stupid & restrictive legislation😡
@DeanSmithWA 1/2