Office Closure – 21 February 2024

Dear Clannies, Please note that CLAN will be closed on Wednesday 21 February 2024 for staff training.  The office will reopen again at 9am on Thursday 22 February 2024. You can still leave a message and staff will return any calls upon their return. Have a safe weekend. Hooroo TheRead More

New T-Shirts

Thank you to Cath from of Fully Promoted, Geelong rushing to get our new T-Shirts done by laser printing in time for the Victorian Apology on 8 February 2024. Cost is $30, postage is additional. We have S M L XL 2XL & 3XL at the Australian Orphanage Museum.  TheRead More

The Victorian Apology – 8 February 2024 – Bus Information

Free buses to Parliament House Buses will be available to transport people to and from the following regional cities: Bendigo – Arrival 8:00am for 8:15am departure: Bendigo Railway Station, Railway Place, Bendigo. The bus will be parked opposite the Bendigo Railway Station, in front of Woolworths Bendigo Market Place. BallaratRead More

Premier’s Parliamentary Apology to Victorians – 8 February 2024

On Thursday 8 February, Premier Jacinta Allan will make a formal Apology in Parliament to Victorians who experienced historical abuse and neglect as children in institutional care. You can register to attend a regional gathering in Geelong, Ballarat or Sale to watch the live stream of the Apology. To registerRead More

The Victorian Apology

Dear Clannies, If you wish to attend The Victorian Apology please contact the CLAN Office to register/RSVP – 1800 008 774 or – BY 12th January 2024. If you are in or near Geelong, there will be more information coming regarding transport from the Australian Orphanage Museum. If youRead More

🚨 Cyber Safety Alert! Beware of Text Scams! 🚨

Dear Clannies, Your safety online is importance to us, and we want to ensure that you stay protected from cyber threats. Recently, we’ve become aware of a potential scam targeting our members through text messages. Scam Alert: Fake CLAN Texts! 🚫 If you receive a text message claiming to beRead More

Annual Report 2022-2023

Explore our latest Annual Report for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. Please click here to access our About Section, where you can find a comprehensive list of our Annual Reports.

******CLAN Annual General Meeting Details******

CLAN’s Annual General Meeting on: Saturday 25th November, 2023 at  BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUB Greenfield Parade, Bankstown Boggabilla Room, Level 1 1.00pm – 4.00pm.    

Latest News and a Newsletter Update

Hi Clannies! Unfortunately the latest newsletter is going to be late due to the editor being sick. Here is some latest news from Leonie via X (formerly known as Twitter) for those who aren’t on there. This includes Terry and John’s experiences in Victorian orphanages, and Margaret’s donation to theRead More

New exhibition at Australian Orphanage Museum

A new temporary exhibition opened at Australian Orphanage Museum on Tuesday 6 June 2023. Our Lives, Our Stories: Geelong Care Leavers Talking Back to Their Records features stories from people who lived in some of Geelong’s thirteen children’s Homes and Orphanages. The exhibition enables the voices of Care Leavers toRead More

Australian Orphanage Museum Collection News

Did you know that the green jacket worn by ex-Royal Commissioner Jennifer Coate is in Australian Orphanage Museum in Care Leavers Activism Room? Jen also donated $150 towards the framing of the jacket for the exhibition. Thanks to Jen for this kind donation!  

Australian Orphanage Museum Grand opening

Media release                                                     16th March, 2023 CLAN OPENS AUSTRALIAN ORPHANAGE MUSEUM Deputy Prime Minister and CLAN patron Richard Marles will officially open the Australian Orphanage Museum at 351 Ryrie Street, Geelong on 1st April, 2023. The Orphanage Museum exhibits its unique collection of historic artefacts and memorabilia from a dark chapterRead More