Department of State Development

South Australia is committed to supporting the members of the Stolen Generations through the Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme.

The South Australian Government has established an $11m Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme.

The Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme will fund up to $6m in ex-gratia payments to individuals who are members of the South Australian Stolen Generation.

A further $5m will be allocated to creating a Stolen Generations Community Reparations Fund. The Fund can be used to recognise the grief, pain and loss experienced by communities, families and individuals and to also support a range of proposals that can assist in the healing process. 

Open for applications

The Individual Reparations Scheme is currently open for applications, closing 31 March 2017.

You may be eligible if:

  • You are an Aboriginal person; and
  • You were removed from your family as a child prior to 31 December 1975 without a court order; and
  • When you were removed your normal place of residence was South Australia; or you were removed by South Australian authorities. 

Hon. John Hill

An application can be made to the Independent Assessor, the Hon. John Hill, and individuals will be able to meet and speak directly with him about their experiences. 

The introduction of the scheme is a significant step in South Australia’s Reconciliation journey – one which provides for compensation but also enables members to tell their stories, a critical part of the healing process.

For more information about the scheme read the guidelines or contact the Stolen Generation Reparations Scheme.

Related documents

For more information contact

Maria Atkins
Phone 08 8463 6533
Mobile 0466 451 651

Further assistance

The questions asked in the application form may raise difficult issues. For counselling and support, please visit the following organisations:

Watto Purrunna Aboriginal Primary Health Care Service:

  • Muna Paiendi, corner Mark and Oldham Roads, Elizabeth Vale SA 5112
    Phone  08 8182 9206 
  • Maringga Turtpandi, GP Plus Super Clinic, 1 Gilles Crescent, Hillcrest SA 5086
    Phone  08 7425 8900
  • Wonggangga Turtpandi, corner Church and Dale Street, Port Adelaide SA 5015
    Phone  08 9240 9611
  • Kanggawodli, 16-22 Clements Street, Dudley Park SA 2250 
    Phone  08 8342 2250


Community Reparations Fund open

The South Australian Government has allocated $5m to create a Stolen Generations Community Reparations Fund.

The fund is now open and Aboriginal community organisations and their project partners are encouraged to apply. The maximum funding available per project is $100,000.

Expressions of Interest close on 24 March 2017.

Please refer to the Guidelines before you submit your Expression of Interest.

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The fund has been established to support projects or programs that will promote healing for members of the Stolen Generations, their families and the wider community.

A recent community consultation process identified a number of desirable project themes including recording personal histories, family history research, healing programs, arts and cultural activities, community education, memorials and educational awards.

Summary of Consultations
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For more information contact

Brendan Moran
Phone (08) 8463 6519
Mobile 0466 501 132

Kyam Maher Ministerial Statement

The State Government will establish an $11 million Stolen Generations reparations fund. The Next Steps – Stolen Generations Reparation Scheme will involve a fund of up to $6 million for ex gratia payments for those members of the state’s Aboriginal communities removed from their families, and whose usual place of residence was South Australia at the time of the separation.

Watch the statement by Kyam Maher MLC, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation highlighting why this scheme is so important:

Download the statement

Ministerial Statement: Stolen Generations Policy
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