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Time limits removed for claim damages for death or personal injury resulting from child abuse

Changes by the NSW Government to the Limitations Act 1969 ​​​mean there is no time limit for civil claims for damages relating to death or personal injury resulting from child abuse.

Completely removing the significant and time limitation barriers means ​​more victims are now eligible to claim compensation.

The changes to NSW law treat all 'child abuse' claims equally, regardless of who ​perpetrated the abuse and when it occurred. The amendments to the Act cover sexual abuse, serious physical abuse or other abuse perpetrated in connection with sexual or serious physical abuse against a person under 18. 

Information at a glance​

This 'infographic' describes the changes ​to the Limitations Act 1969 that mean there is no longer a time limit for civil claims relating to child abuse. 

You can select the infographic link to see a larger version.

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Get the facts​​

We have produced a fact sheet with information about the changes. 

Fact sheet: Limitation Act Amendment - No time limit for child abuse compensation claims [PDF, 103kb]​​