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Accessing Your Information

Barwon Child Youth & Family (BCYF) provides the search and release of client information records for people wishing to access their files about the service received from BCYF or its founding organisations.


We also offer supported release of records to former care leavers, accessing information about their stay in orphanages and or children’s homes. This collection of records dates back to 1854.

What we can offer:

  • Searches for personal records
  • Supported access to records
  • Advice about how and where to search for records

Please view the Access Heritage Information Guide for more information, complete the Application for Release of Personal Information Form and return it to Barwon Child, Youth & Family with the required documentation via email, post or in person.

For further information or if you have any questions please contact our Privacy Officer via email Feedback@bcyf.org.au