The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government has committed to implementing the National Principles, however there are currently no Child Safe Standards in place. The ACT currently has a Reportable Conduct Scheme administered by the ACT Ombudsman, which oversees how organisations prevent and respond to allegations of child abuse and misconduct.
In October 2019, the ACT government began the development of child safe standards scheme. Public consultation ran from November 2019 until February 2020. The government had planned to develop legislation during 2020, however, the implementation of the scheme has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is currently no publicly available timeline for implementation of the National Principles in the ACT.