New South Wales Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme and Funeral Assistance Fund
The New South Wales 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 New South Wales Aborigines Protection or
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 can also request a personal apology from a representative of the NSW Government.
The Scheme closed for new applications on 30 June 2023. Late applications may be
accepted in some circumstances. To request to submit a late application please write to the
Civil Law Team can also assist you to request a late application. You can contact them on 1300 888 529. There is no charge for this service.
Want to know more? Call the Scheme on 1800 019 998
The New South Wales Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme commenced on 1 July 2017 and 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the Aborigines Protection Act 1909, up until the Act was repealed on 2 June 1969.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 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 It is now known the Act was not formally repealed until 2 June 1969.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.
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.
Other Reparations Schemes
The Commonwealth Government’s Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme provides eligible survivors who were taken from their families
in the Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory and Jervis Bay Territory with personalised apologies, a monetary payment of $75,000,
and an additional healing payment. Applications opened 1 March 2022. For more information or to apply, visit
the Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme
On 31 March 2022, the Victorian Government began accepting Stolen Generations Reparations Package applications. The Victorian scheme
provides eligible survivors who were taken as children from their families by a government or non-government agency before 31
with personalised apologies, monetary payments of $100,000 and access to healing programs. For more information
or to apply visit the Stolen Generations Reparations