Become a Member


CLAN is funded by contributions from members, donations and small grants. We need your support to ensure that CLAN continues to operate.

Membership with CLAN is open to any person who grew up in an Orphanage, Institution or Children’s Home, as a State Ward, Home Child or in foster care. Family members of Care Leavers are also eligible to join CLAN. Our members are spread across Australia, New Zealand and the world.

We welcome everyone. We support anyone who grew up institutionalised, regardless of your background or heritage. We set memberships at the lowest possible cost, as set out below.

We also have other types of memberships, also set out below.

So that our records are accurate and up-to-date, please complete and sign a membership form and send it to CLAN along with your membership fees.

To sign up, fill in the membership form below or download membership form here and send the completed form to or post it to PO Box 164 Georges Hall NSW 2198.


  • Care Leavers (Pensioner) $10.00
  • Care Leavers (Employed) $20.00
  • Friends of CLAN $25.00
  • Overseas via email $10.00
  • Academics/Researchers $100.00
  • Government/Past Providers $200.00
  • Community Agencies $200.00
  • Funded Groups $200.00

If you would like to pay your membership fee via EFTPOS, call the CLAN office on 1800 008 774.