Australian Orphanage Museum Geelong

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CLAN Events

2019-2020 Annual Report Available

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2020 Annual General Meeting

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Survey: National Memorial for Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

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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

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Sending best wishes to all the sick 😷 Clannies especially
Sue WA
Patsy of Tassie
Toni NSW
Please let us know if you are unwell so we can send you a get well card 🤗

Do you have a favourite flower 🌸
Love #Hydrangeas reminds me of old ladies #hats worn in #1960’s

Same old
#CatholicChurch moves the predator to another parish

When will the Catholic laity rise up & reject the coverups demand shiftiness stops
@Pontifex @VaticanNews @BishopComensoli @Anne_Ruston #CrimesagainstChildren #auspol @simonemcgurk
More #WesternAustralian victims

Frank Golding@GoldingFrank

@abcnews @CLAN_AU And after the 6 month suspension? Shifted to another diocese?

Compensation win for child sex abuse victims ⁦@dailytelegraph⁩

⚖️ Empowering NSW courts to set aside unfair child abuse settlements builds on earlier reforms:
(a) to remove limitation periods for child abuse claims, and
(b) to abolish the technical legal barriers that allowed some institutions to avoid civil liability.
#auslaw #auspol

Bishop to leave scandal-hit diocese for six months amid police and Vatican investigations