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.

Carelink website  

Phone: 1300 810 957


Pastoral Support 

Spiritual support is available to individuals and at a parish level by contacting the Vicar General - (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.
Survivors of child sexual abuse under Melbourne Response are eligible for an additional payment.