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Welcome to the Open Place web site.

On this web site you will find information about the services we provide and how Forgotten Australians can access these services.

We are committed to continuing and expanding our outreach capacity in order to better serve isolated Forgotten Australians and isolated communities.

A great achievement for Forgotten Australians is the announcement of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuses. Please visit our
Royal Commission page under "About Forgotten Australians" for information and updates.

Open Place will continue to provide information and updates via our web site and by mail.


Records, Find & Connect
Co-ordinated Support
Social Support Groups



Response to Royal Commission Issues Paper 6: Redress Schemes

Open Place and the Alliance for Forgotten Australians have made submissions to the Royal Commission's Issue Paper 6 which deals with redress schemes.

Click here to read more and to view Open Place's submission.
Click here to view the Alliance for Forgotten Australian's submissions to the Royal Commission.



Support for Survivors of Institutional Abuse in Ireland

Caranua is an independent State Body set up to help people who, as children, experienced abuse in Institutions in Ireland and have received settlements, Redress Board or Court awards.

If you were in an institution in Ireland and received any type of settlement you may be eligible to receive support from Caranua.

Click here to visit their website.
Click here to read more about how to apply for their services when living outside of Ireland and the United Kingdom.