Child welfare

Care Leavers Australia Network

This is a support and advocacy group for people brought up in care away from their family as state wards or Home children raised in Children’s Homes, orphanages or other institutions, or in foster care. Includes a list of orphanages…

Monash University – History of Adoption Project

This site includes a bibliography, Australian adoption records information for Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. There are also links to relevant government and community contacts.

Find & Connect Australia

The Find & Connect web resource is for forgotten Australians, former child migrants and everyone with an interest in the history of out-of-home care in Australia. Use this site to find information, including documents and images, about institutions, organisations that…

Find & Connect Australia Capital Territory

The Find & Connect web resource is for forgotten Australians, former child migrants and everyone with an interest in the history of out-of-home care in Australia. Use this site to find information, including documents and images, about institutions, organisations that…

Find & Connect New South Wales

The Find & Connect web resource is for forgotten Australians, former child migrants and everyone with an interest in the history of out-of-home care in Australia. Use this site to find information, including documents and images, about institutions, organisations that…

Find & Connect Northern Territory

The Find & Connect web resource is for forgotten Australians, former child migrants and everyone with an interest in the history of out-of-home care in Australia. Use this site to find information, including documents and images, about institutions, organisations that…

State Records of South Australia

State Records of South Australia has links to an A-Z for researchers; Aboriginal services; fact sheets; family history information; indexes and special lists plus passenger lists. Some records are freely available online at FamilySearch. Use the indexes on this site…

Queensland State Archives

Select Explore our collection > More ways explore. Use the categories listed to access online indexes and original records if available. • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders • Australian South Sea Islanders • Business • Convicts and early settlers •…