Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme and Funeral Assistance Fund
The Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme provides ex gratia payments of $75,000 to living Stolen Generations survivors who were removed
from their families and committed to the care of the NSW Aborigines Protection or Welfare Boards. This payment is made in recognition of the
harm that these removals caused.
The Funeral Assistance Fund provides one-off payments of $7,000 to Stolen Generations survivors to assist with the cost of funerals.
Recipients of the Scheme can also request a personal apology from a representative of the NSW Government.
The Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme provides ex-gratia payments to living Stolen Generations survivors 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Act was repealed on 2 June 1969.
The Funeral Assistance Fund provides one-off payments to individuals who meet the eligibility requirements above and who were living on 2
December 2016 (the date that the NSW Government announced the establishment of the Funeral Assistance Fund). Eligible Stolen Generations
survivors can choose to receive the Funeral Assistance payment at the same time as their Reparations Payment or to defer the payment and
nominate a person to receive the payment at the point it is required.
The Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme, commenced on 1 July 2017 and runs for 5 years.
The Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme accepts applications from claimants who were removed before 2 June 1969.
Previously, the Scheme only accepted applications from claimants who were removed before 20 March 1969, the date Parliament voted to repeal
the Aborigines Protection Act 1909. It is now known the Act was not formally repealed until 2 June 1969. Claimants whose applications were
declined because their removal occurred after 20 March 1969 and before 2 June 1969, have been reassessed.
How to apply
To apply for the Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme, complete an Application
Further information and guidance material can be found at:
Stolen Generations survivors who are found to be eligible for the Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme are automatically deemed eligible
for the Funeral Assistance Payment and they will not be required to complete any additional paperwork.
Guidelines for the administration of the Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme and Funeral Assistance Fund can be accessed below.