National Redress Scheme Support Service

Free, confidential and practical support and information is available to people who experienced sexual abuse as children while in the care of an institution.

When you meet with one of our Redress Team members they will help you decide if you are eligible for the National Redress Scheme (the Scheme), explain the process to you and help you access other assistance, including legal and financial counselling and other community services. If you decide to complete an application, they can help support you through the whole process.

Map of Redress service areas

The SASS Redress Team is available Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm by calling 6231 0044.

This service is part of the National Redress Scheme established by the Federal Government in 2018 in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

You don’t have to lodge an application to the Scheme to receive support and information through services provided by SASS.

Applications to the Scheme can be made any time before 30 June 2027.

You can find more information about the National Redress Scheme here.

SASS delivers Redress Support services around Tasmania:

Want to help someone you know access SASS' National Redress Support Service? Learn about responding to a disclosure of sexual abuse here.

  • Northern Tasmania and the North West Coast
  • East Coast
  • Central Highlands and Southern Midlands region
  • Southern Tasmania (Hobart, Huonville and far south)

For information, support or to make an appointment, please contact SASS on 6231 0044.


Accessing counselling once you have received your Redress outcome

SASS can also provide counselling for people who wish to access this once they have received their National Redress Scheme package. You don't need to have engaged with us to submit your Redress application to access this service. 

We have a number of experienced counsellors who are approved under the National Redress Scheme to provide this service. 

Everyone who receives Redress is entitled to access at least 20 hours of counselling over their lifetime – at no cost.

To access your Redress counselling package or to find out more please give us a call today.