Australian Orphanage Museum Geelong

62 McKillop St, Geelong

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CLAN Events

21st Anniversary Dates Announced!

9th and 10th of July

Redress Scheme Report Released

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Homes and Orphanages Back on Site

See Listing Under Records

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.

@abcnews Can the institutions be forced to fill out a huge form explaining the history of the molester & why the inst never picked up or, ignored accusations. All confidential except where it should be supplied to the victims so that they can be sue they are appropriately compensated.

'This is a serious breach of our privacy': Concern over accounts of child abuse being shared with institutions responsible

@CLAN_AU @Anne_Ruston this is really getting out of hand. MORE WAITING. now Xmas deadline. come on, this is getting ridiculous. how many more will pass over due to extensions #REDRESS not set up for #CARELEAVERS come on. what's really going on here ???

@CLAN_AU @Anne_Ruston The suffering of these victims continues to be unacknowledged whilst redress is delayed. The government failed its duty to protect these kids. Don’t fail them a 2nd time. Minister Ruston, you have the power to speed up the redress process and deliver justice. Please exercise it

You cannot listen to Leonie Sheedy from @CLAN_AU and not feel some the pain: “We feel that you do not believe us all over again" #NationalRedressScheme on @abcnews radio

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