If you are a Stolen Generations Survivor, you could be entitled to a $75,000 reparation payment from the NSW Government. Applications for the NSW Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme are closing on 30 June 2022. Community legal centres can help you apply now.
Community legal centres across NSW are helping mob to apply for reparations. Community legal centres provide free, independent, and confidential support. We are not part of the government.
Please get in contact as soon as possible to start the process and get the ball rolling.
You must apply by 30 June 2022.
What does the scheme provide?
The Scheme provides eligible Stolen Generations survivors with:
- Up to $75,000 ex gratia payments.
- $7,000 one-off payments from the Funeral Assistance Fund.
- A personal apology from a representative of the NSW Government, if requested.
Read more here.
Who is eligible?
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are living survivors of the Stolen Generations may be eligible for assistance. The scheme provides reparations to people who were removed by, committed to, or otherwise came into the care of the New South Wales Aborigines Protection or Welfare Boards under the Aborigines Protection Act 1909, up until the Act was repealed on 2 June 1969. Read more about eligibility here.
If you are unsure if you are eligible, feel free to reach out to your local community legal centre for a chat.
How can a community legal centre help?
Community legal centres can provide free advice to mob interested in making a claim, and support with completing and lodging the application form.
Applications are closing on 30 June 2022. Please get in touch as soon as possible.
- Find your local community legal centre
There are over 40 community legal centres across New South Wales who provide free legal support. You can find your local centre here: https://applications-au.neotalogic.com/a/clcnsw-recommendation-service?version=vdraft.
- Seniors Rights Service
1800 424 079
(02) 9281 3600
- Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities, Legal Aid NSW
1800 793 017