1.1.I.20 Institution


For the purposes of the National Redress Scheme, an institution refers to any body, entity, group of persons or organisation. An institution may or may not be incorporated.

Institutions can be:

  • Commonwealth organisations
  • State entities
  • Territory bodies
  • non-government groups.

An institution is not an individual or a family. This means that where abuse was perpetrated by an individual or family member outside of an institutional setting that abuse is not covered by the Scheme.

Act reference: NRSAct section 6 The Dictionary, section 108 What is a participating institution?

Policy reference: Redress Guide 7 Institutions

Last reviewed: 1 July 2019