1.1.E.10 Eligible


For the purposes of the National Redress Scheme, a person is eligible for redress if that person meets all of the following criteria:

  • sexually abused as a child before 1 July 2018
  • the sexual abuse occurred in a participating State, inside a territory, or outside Australia
  • one or more participating institutions are responsible for the abuse
  • the sexual abuse is of a kind for which the maximum amount of redress payment that could be payable to the person (as worked out under the assessment framework) would be more than nil.

A person must also be an Australian citizen or permanent resident under Australian Citizenship Act 2007 at the time of applying for the Scheme.

A person is also eligible for redress under the Scheme if the NRSAct or the NRS Rules prescribe that the person is eligible.

Act reference: NRSAct section 13 When is a person eligible for redress?

Policy reference: Redress Guide 3 Eligibility & entitlement to redress

Last reviewed: 1 July 2019