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Services supporting Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants



In Victoria


In other states

  • Lotus Place (Queensland): Provides support for Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants, Find & Connect services, Redress support, and advocacy and community education.
  • Wattle Place (New South Wales): Forgotten Australian Support Service, Find & Connect, National Redress Scheme support, and Forced Adoption Support Services. Phone 1800 663 844.
  • Elm Place (South Australia): Provides support services to people whose lives have been affected by institutional and out-of-home care as children specifically, Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants, the Stolen Generations and people affected by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
  • Tuart Place (Western Australia): Supports adults who were in any form of out-of-home care in Western Australia. Freecall 1800 619 795


Services supporting Stolen Generations survivors

  • Link-Up Victoria: Provides a support service to help the Stolen Generations and family members to find one another. Freecall 1800 OUR MOB (1800 687 662)
  • Connecting Home (Victoria): Provides a range of services to survivors of the Stolen Generations across South-East Australia, as well as information and education to the wider community.
  • Koorie Heritage Trust - Family History Service: Provides confidential client-based genealogy research to help members of the Stolen Generations, Koories in custody and members of the Koorie Community to trace their family history and access records.
  • The Healing Foundation: Provides a platform to amplify the voices and lived experience of Stolen Generations survivors and their families, and promotes trauma-aware, healing-informed practice to help government, policymakers, and workforces understand their role in intergenerational healing.


Additional services for survivors of child sexual abuse

  • Blue Knot Foundation: Provides support for anyone affected by violence, abuse or neglect as a child, young person or adult. Phone 1300 657 380 Monday-Sunday, 9am-5pm AEST
  • Broken Rites: Since 1993, Broken Rites Australia has been researching the cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
  • Historical Abuse Network (Queensland): A network of people who have experienced abuse in Queensland institutions, foster care and detention centres.
  • Wings for Survivors: A peer support group for survivors of childhood abuse including Forgotten Australians.

Victorian past providers 


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