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

Coping with Christmas

Christmas can be a difficult time for a lot of people for different reasons. Whilst Christmas is meant to be a happy time it can also be quite stressful, it may highlight financial hardship and many mourn the loss of a loved one or the disappointment they have experienced duringRead More

Labor pledges extra $15m to child abuse Redress – Amanda Rishworth states 09/11/22

Labor pledges extra $15m to child abuse redress scheme as backlog grows

Great News for Victorian Care Leavers -13/10/22

Compo ‘overdue’ for Vic care abuse victims