STATE- AND TERRITORY-BASED SUPPORT SERVICES
Australian Capital Territory
Find & Connect Support Service provided by Relationships Australia
Phone: 1800 16 11 09 or (02) 6122 7100
New South Wales
(Find & Connect support service)
Wattle Place is a service to support those people who grew up in orphanages, Children’s Homes, institutions and foster homes in NSW from the 1920s to the 1990s, no matter where they live. Call Wattle Place on Freecall 1800 663 844 or visit: 67 High Street, Harris Park in Western Sydney.
Department of Community Services
Phone: 02 9716 2222
A peer support organisation in the Northern Rivers area of NSW.
Phone: 02 6622 1670
Origins Inc NSW Adoption Support
Origins Inc supports Forgotten Australians through its HARP project.
Phone: 02 8786 1035 to find out more.
Parragirls is a contact register and support network for the Forgotten Australians of the Parramatta Girls Home and other State controlled institutions in NSW. Their activities specifically address Recognition of Careleavers in the areas of historical research, memorials and reunions.
Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN) is a not-for-profit organisation working to increase public awareness of the effects that childhood sexual abuse can have on men in their adult lives. SAMSN employs psychologists and social workers who have experience working with male survivors to facilitate support groups for men and their families and supporters.
Website https://www.samsn.org.au/ Helpline 1800 4 SAMSN (72676)
Brolga Place (Find & Connect support service run by Relationships Australia)
We provide counselling and other support and referral services, assistance with locating records and searching for family, and events and social groups.
Please contact our Find & Connect Coordinator on (08) 8923 4999 or 1800 16 11 09.
Forgotten Australian Support Services
Provide information and referral, personal and peer support through a drop in program which includes health and wellbeing activities, citizen advocacy and participation and promoting learning.
The Forde Foundation
Ph: 1800 674 256
The Forde Foundation aims to help former residents rebuild their lives while providing some redress for the harm and disadvantage that occurred (it is not a compensation scheme). It provides assistance with education, training and personal development in order to facilitate opportunities and improve quality of life, as well as health and dental care.
at Relationships Australia SA operates the Find and Connect and Post Care Support Services for Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants and Care Leavers. It provides counselling and other support services, assistance with locating records and searching for family, and support and social groups.
Contact via the Find and Connect National Number 1800 161 09, or the Post Care number on 1800 188 11.
Find & Connect Support Services
Relationships Australia Tasmania
Phone: 1800 16 11 09 (free call)
Find & Connect support service
Phone: 1800 779 379
Adoption and Family Records Services
Phone: 1300 769 926
Broken Rites is a non-denominational support group for people who have been abused sexually, physically or emotionally in religious institutions.
Phone: 03 9457 4999
Find & Connect Support Service WA
Phone: 1800 16 11 09 (national free call) or 08 6164 0240
Tuart Place: Support Service for Western Australia’s Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants
Tuart Place is a Resource Service for people who experienced out-of-home care during childhood, including Former Child Migrants from the UK and Malta, members of the Stolen Generations, and the group known as ‘Forgotten Australians’. It provides counselling, advocacy, support groups, and life-skills classes such as computer literacy. The service also assists people to locate personal and family history documents and where possible, locate family members.
Telephone: 1800 619 795