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.

#Redress is NOT an Insurance Claim
Stop giving Part 3 to abusive organisations & insurance companies
NO need to give our personal & private information of the crimes committed on us as children just to get another #apology / #sorry

#Redress - Is NOT an Insurance Claim

Pay CareLeavers top amount $150,000

#IDM’s it’s Insulting to NOT assess these crimes on vulnerable children in #orphanages #Children’sHomes
#Foster Care as “extreme circumstances”
⁦@abcnews⁩ #Geelong

@CLAN_AU isn't it obvious ? anything that seems to be 'good' for #Careleavers is quashed. I've always stated #Redress was not set up for us. It was set up for the perpetrators. Covering their BUTTS

The Joint Committee reviewing the Implementation of the National Redress Scheme will be holding a hearing today. The Committee will hear from @CLAN_AU, @knowmorelegal, @natdebtline and the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency. Streaming from 10am at

If Joint Committee on #Redress were to ask CLAN at the hearing today at 10am
Qs on stakeholders

Last 12mths greatly improved w TammyFitzgerald & Mel👏

CLAN is losing TF😢
Trust & Respect takes time #publicservants !
Why is DSS breaking up a good working partnership?

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