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.