Become a Member


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

Membership of 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. Or who has a close family relative who is a Care Leaver. Our members are spread across Australia, New Zealand and the world.

We support anyone who grew up in a Home or institutionalised ‘care’, regardless of your background or your heritage.

We welcome everyone. We set memberships for Care Leavers 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.

You can apply by downloading and filling out this form: download membership form.

Alternatively, you can call the CLAN office on 1800 008 774 and pay by EFTPOS.

Please send your completed form to or by post to

PO Box 164
Georges Hall, NSW 2198


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