The NSW Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme started on 1 July 2017 and finishes on 30 June 2022.
- Reparations are a payment from the government to recognise the hurt caused when you were removed from your family. They consist of a payment of up to $75,000, and $7,000 to help pay for your funeral costs.
If you are an Aboriginal person and you were removed from your family by specific NSW government agencies before 2 June 1969, you may be able to get reparations.
Not all Aboriginal people who were removed by a NSW government agency can get reparations.
To apply for Reparations, call Aboriginal Affairs on 1800 019 998. They can send you an application form and help you fill it out, or you can download the application form at www.aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au/ healing-and-reparations/stolen-generations
If you are not sure if you are eligible, we recommend you talk to a lawyer at Legal Aid NSW or your local Community Legal Centre, where assistance is free and confidential.
Call Law Access NSW to find your local Community Legal Centre, on 1300 888 529
Legal Aid NSW on 1800 793 017
This information was supplied by Legal Aid NSW