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.

This is the saddest news to come out of #SenateEstimates

52 applications have died whilst waiting for #Redress

RIP Geoff Margaret Tony 🖤

At #SenateEstimates #Redress #publicservants disclosed
197 CareLeavers & Victims put in for a Review of the outcome

Out of 197
145 NO Change in amount
Only 42 had their Redress changed
10 Reviews are still in progress
Some are Clannies waiting & waiting @abcnews #springSt

2/2 A’s hand still badly bruised from a cricket stump beating
& swollen went to the Infirmary SrMary looked at it asked what happened
A told her
#Nun “No you fell over”

Dr saw hand, can still move 2fingers
A “Noone cared a shit for me”
#Enablers #Cruelty #NazarethHouse

#Nuns cruelty, violence towards children
73ys old Clannie told me Nun left me in charge of classroom I was 10/11 told by #NazarethHouse #Nun

“NO talking, you will be responsible if girls do”

Nun heard talk, hit girl w a cricket stump
Hand turned Black & Blue 1/2

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