There are redress options for some Stolen Generations survivors
knowmore acknowledges that many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have experienced intergenerational trauma from government child removal policies.
There are redress options for Stolen Generations survivors in some states and territories. Due to government policies, some Stolen Generations survivors will not be eligible for redress under these options. knowmore is separate from government and does not decide who is eligible for redress.
It is important that you get legal advice about the redress or compensation options that are relevant to you. knowmore can help you with this. We will work with you in a culturally safe and trauma-informed way. Read more about our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory and Jervis Bay Territory
The Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme offers financial and wellbeing support to some Stolen Generations survivors who were removed from the Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory and Jervis Bay Territory.
You can read more about the Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme and how knowmore can help.
New South Wales
The NSW Government’s Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme closed for new applications on 30 June 2023. Late applications may be accepted in some circumstances. You can contact the Scheme on 1800 019 998 for more information.
Legal Aid’s Civil Law Team may be able to assist you to request a late application. We recommend you contact them on 1300 888 529.
The Victorian Government provides the Stolen Generations Reparations Package in recognition of the lasting suffering caused by the forced removal of Aboriginal children from their families. The Victorian Government also provides the Stolen Generations Funeral Fund to support families of Stolen Generations who have passed away.
Read more about the Victorian Stolen Generations Reparations Package and the Funeral Fund.