Australian Orphanage Museum Geelong

62 McKillop St, Geelong

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CLAN Events

20th Anniversary Cancelled

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Upcoming Redress Hearings to be Held by Teleconference

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Homes and Orphanages Back on Site

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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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Fuck him. His legacy is toast. But you survivors? KNOW that you are goddamn heroes to most Aussies. You took on one of the biggest institutions of all time, & you won. The church will never again be a safehaven for abusers. Your courage has made our country safer for kids. 🙌❤️🤘

@ConVicissitude Your comment brought to mind those many men who lost their way after being abused as children. Their lives have been broken forever. It heartens me knowing there is a compassionate soul teaching in a men’s prison.
I’m crying here for all victims and their families 💙💙💙

@JuliaGillard Thank you for your compasssion. I teach in a men’s jail here in NSW and we happened to see the judgment as it broke. Needless to say, my class lost it and some even left the room to try and process their thoughts. It was awful.

The High Court of Australia has today issued its decision on the case involving Cardinal George Pell. I do not intend to comment on that judgement.

But I do wish to address the impact on our community.

Brian Lucas is a disgrace. There is no confidentiality when it comes to the reporting of a crime. He knows better, he is a lawyer. #RevelationABC