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Link-Up services

Link-Up services are geographically based. Contact the Link-Up located where separation took place or closest to where you are currently living.

Australian Capital Territory

There is no Link-Up in the ACT. Pre-1988 welfare services in the ACT were delivered by New South Wales.

Link-Up New South Wales Aboriginal Corporation

Link-Up NSW assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of the Stolen Generations – those who have been fostered, adopted or raised in institutions under government policies of the time. Link-Up helps members of the Stolen Generations trace their families and be reunited with them (or their gravesites, country or kin).

Lot 4, 2 Central Place, Ropes Crossing NSW 2760
PO Box 185, St Marys NSW 2760
Free call: 1800 624 332
Ph: 02 9421 4700
Fax: 02 9673 4740

Link-Up Northern Territory – Northern Territory Stolen Generations Aboriginal Corporation (NTSGAC)

NTSGAC helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people separated from their families under the past laws, practices and policies of Australian governments to undertake family tracing and family reunions with counselling support. Link-Up counsellors at NTSGAC give priority to Stolen Generations clients, especially the elderly and those requiring urgent assistance due to health concerns.

Suite A, Ground Floor, Building 3, Cascom Centre, 13-17 Scaturchio Street, Casuarina NT 0811
PO Box 43372, Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: 08 8947 9171
Fax: 08 8947 9173

Link-Up Northern Territory – Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Aboriginal Corporation (CAAC)

CAAC's client services target the social, emotional, cultural and physical wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

14 Leichhardt Terrace, Alice Springs, NT 
PO Box 1604, Alice Springs, NT 0871
Ph: 08 8959 4750

IMPORTANT: All requests for client information should be directed to Gap Road Clinic by fax on 08 8952 3397.

Link-Up Queensland

Link-Up Queensland provides services to individuals, families or communities who have been affected by past Australian government removal policies and practices, including separation through adoption, fostering, removal or institutionalisation. It provides family history research assistance to members of the Stolen Generations.

Free call: 1800 200 855

Brisbane office

3-5 Reid Street, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
PO Box 3229, South Brisbane, Queensland QLD 4101
Ph: 07 3638 0411

Cairns office

2/128 Spence Street, Cairns QLD 4870
PO Box 298, Bungalow QLD 4870
Ph: 07 4041 7403

Link-Up South Australia – Nunkuwarrin Yunti

Nunkuwarrin Yunti’s Link-Up SA program provides family tracing, reunion and counselling services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families who have been separated under the past policies and practices of the Australian Government. Assistance is also provided to people over the age of eighteen years who have been adopted, fostered or raised in institutions.


Adelaide office

182-190 Wakefield Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Ph: 08 8406 1600
Fax: 08 8232 0949

Elizabeth Downs office

28-30 Brady Street, Elizabeth Downs SA 5113
Ph: 08 8254 5300
Fax: 08 8254 9182


There is no Link-Up service in Tasmania. Contact Link-Up Victoria who may be able to assist you.

Link-Up Victoria

Link-Up Victoria supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over the age of 18, who were adopted, placed in foster care or institutionalised to find and be reunited with their family, traditional culture and country.  Link-Up Victoria also supports those who are looking for family who were adopted, fostered or placed in institutions. Among its services are family research, family tracing, reunions, group healing programs and activities.

273 High St, Preston 3072
Free call: 1800 687 662
Ph: 03 9480 7377
Fax: 03 9484 5403

Link-Up Western Australia – Yorgum Aboriginal Corporation

Yorgum Aboriginal Corporation provides Link-Up services to Aboriginal people affected by past government policies relating to the removal of children. Its case workers coordinate family research, client reunification, back to community and overall Link-Up activities.


Perth office

176 Wittenoom Street, East Perth WA 6004
PO Box 236, Northbridge WA 6865
P: 08 9218 9477
F: 08 9221 0487

South Hedland – Link-Up

Suite 4/ 3 Brand Street, South Hedland WA 6722
Ph: 08 9140 4029
Fax: 08 9140 4031

Kalgoorlie – Link-Up

16-18 McDonald Street, Kalgoorlie WA 6430
Ph: 08 9091 6359
Fax: 08 9091 9247

Link-Up Western Australia – Kimberley Stolen Generations Aboriginal Service

The Kimberley Stolen Generations Aboriginal Service in Broome helps members of the Stolen Generations find information about their family and locate their family members. It also helps reunite family members who have not met before.

28 Barker Street, Broome WA 6725
PO Box 2775, Broome WA 6725
Free call: 1800 830 338
Ph: 08 9193 6502
Fax: 08 9193 5693

Last reviewed: 24 Apr 2018

AIATSIS acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, culture and community.

We pay our respects to elders past and present.

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