Melbourne Response 

Complaints of sexual, physical and emotional abuse by clergy and church personnel of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne can be directed to:

Mr Jeff Gleeson QC
Independent Commissioner
Telephone: (03) 9225 6411 

Redress Payment
Redress of up to $150,000 is available through the Assessment Panel. The Chair of the Assessment Panel is the Hon. David Ashley AM.

Counselling and Support
Counselling and professional support is available through Carelink for those who have received compensation through Melbourne Response.

Pastoral Support
Spiritual support is available to individuals and at a parish level by contacting the Vicar General:

  • Phone: (03) 9926 5677

Accessing Additional Redress
The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne announced an increase to the Melbourne Response’s cap for victims of abuse from $75,000 to $150,000 with effect from 1 January 2017.

Helpful links 
Survivors of child sexual abuse under Melbourne Response are eligible for an additional payment.