2.1 Redress application
To obtain redress a person needs to make an application. To make a valid application under the Scheme a person must:
- submit their application using the National Redress Scheme Application Form (available on the National Redress Scheme website)
- advise where they live
- provide any documentation and information required by the Operator, and
- complete the statutory declaration (set out in the Application Form) including having it witnessed.
Where a person does not complete the steps above, the Operator will be unable to assess their application for redress.
Where a person submits a valid application the Operator can then determine the person's eligibility for redress.
Redress Guide Part 3 describes how to apply for the Scheme, and includes timeframes to lodge an application and where exceptional circumstances apply.