During July 2004 the Professional Standards Office was entrusted with the care of documents and information relating to large numbers of former residents of Catholic Residential Facilities including orphanages and cottage homes in South Australia.  Although the earliest material dates back to the 1870’s, the records are not complete and do not represent all former residents of Catholic Residential Facilities in South Australia.


Not all records of former residents of Catholic Residential Facilities in South Australia are held by the Records Service.  Our staff will advise where else others can contact to inquire about records.


Former residents or their direct descendants can apply to access their records.  To do so please contact the Office on 1800 139 020 Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm.