We’re here for you …

  • If you were placed in Australian orphanages, children’s homes, similar institutions, or foster homes, before 1990
  • If you were placed in NSW State care after 1990 and are 26 or over
  • If you are affected by past forced adoptions
  • If you are thinking of or currently applying to the National Redress Scheme

Important notice for Forgotten Australian members

Click here to read the notice

The impacts of those experiences can remain with you throughout life, but we work with you to develop skills and strategies to help ease the burden of those impacts.

Wattle Place offers:

Free counselling Record searching and family tracing
Social connection Practical support
  • Free counselling
  • Record searching and family tracing
  • Social connection
  • Practical support

How can we help you?

Assistance is available to you in person, over the phone, online, or working together with other services. We are able to assist eligible people living anywhere in Australia. Our services are provided free of charge and do not require a referral.

Wattle Place offers four specialist services, each offering tailored support to people impacted by the experiences listed above.

If you want more information about how we help, or are not sure if you are eligible, please click on the options below or give us a call.

Forgetten Australian Support Services

For people who were placed in NSW orphanages, children’s homes or similar institutions, or foster homes and are over 25

Forced Adoption Support Services

For people who are impacted by past Forced Adoptions

National Redress Scheme

For people who are considering or already applying to the National Redress Scheme

For people who were placed in Australian orphanages, children’s homes or similar institutions before 1990

Wattle Place Booklet

Read the Wattle Place booklet

If you’d like to know more, we’ve produced a booklet you may like. It’s called ‘Wattle Place: The Secret Everyone should know about’ and we hope you’ll find it useful.

Read online