DRC Advocacy has a small allotment of resources to help people with disabilities who want to make a submission to the Disability Royal Commission.

What is the Disability Royal Commission?

The Disability Royal Commission commenced on 4 April 2019 and the final report will be completed by 29 April 2022. The overall purpose of the Royal Commission is to make recommendations to the Government about how to improve laws, policies, structures and practices to reduce the violence and exploitation of people with a disability.

The Disability Royal Commission will investigate:

  • Preventing and better protecting people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation;
  • Achieving best practice in reporting, investigating and responding to violence, abuse neglect and exploitation of people with disability; and
  • Promoting a more inclusive society that supports people with disability to be independent and live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

The Disability Royal Commission is gathering information through research, public hearings and people telling their stories via submissions and private sessions. Submissions can be done online, phone, email, video or audio recording. Submissions can be made in any language.

Help Adding Your Voice to the Royal Commission

There are a range of services to support you to make a contribution to the Disability Royal Commission. This includes legal services, counselling and advocates who provide individual support to make submissions. To find a service near you, click the button below.

Counselling Support

A Royal Commission can bring up lots of tough stuff. The Blue Knot Foundation is offering free counselling support to anyone impacted

In crisis? Get help now!

If you are in crisis, please contact lifeline: 13 11 14

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If you want to reach these services but need help getting started, DRC Advocacy can help. Fill out the form to contact us.

    More Information

    For more information on the Disability Royal Commission visit  disability.royalcommision.gov.au.

    Email: DRCenquiries@royalcommission.gov.au.

    Telephone 1800 517 199.

    A range on interpreting services are available.