On Monday 22 October 2018 the Prime Minister of Australia delivered a National Apology in Parliament House, Canberra to people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

To recognise this significant occasion, the Government of South Australia, in collaboration with local councils, hosted 6 morning events to acknowledge and apologise for the institutional failures that led to abuse. These events were for people who were abused, and their families and supporters.

The State Government also delivered an apology to those who experienced abuse in South Australian institutions.

Events were held in the following locations:

  • Adelaide

    Adelaide Convention Centre, Panorama Room
    North Terrace, Adelaide
    9am to 12.15pm

  • Berri

    This event was held in partnership with the Berri Barmera Council.

    Berri Barmera Council Chambers
    19 Wilson Street, Berri 
    10.00am to 12.15am (refreshments available from 9.30am)

  • Mount Gambier

    This event was held in partnership with the City of Mount Gambier.

    Mount Gambier Library
    6 Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier
    10.00am to 12.15am (refreshments available from 9.30am)

  • Port Augusta

    Central Oval Function Centre - Flinders Room
    10 Augusta Terrace, Port Augusta
    10.00am to 12.15am (refreshments available from 9.30am)

  • Port Pirie

    This event was held in partnership with Port Pirie Regional Council.

    Port Pirie Regional Council
    Council Chambers
    115 Ellen Street, Port Pirie
    10.00am to 12.15am (refreshments available from 9.30am)

  • Whyalla

    This event was held in partnership with Whyalla City Council.

    Mount Laura Homestead (next to Whyalla Public Library)
    7-9 Ekblom Street, Whyalla Norrie
    10.00am to 12.15am (refreshments available from 9.30am)

Contact

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Email: RCIRCSAresponseSA@sa.gov.au