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Disability Royal Commission
Information

The Disability Royal Commission (the Commission) has been extended unitl September 2023. 

The Commission is examining submissions from people with disability, their families and carers, which details experiences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. These experiences may have happened recently or a long time ago.

The Commission is investigating:

  • Prevention and better protection of 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

  • Promoting a more inclusive society that supports people with disability to be independent and live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

If you would like to tell your story or have been affected by the Disability Royal Commission, there is free and independent support available to help you. These supports are funded by the Australian Government.

Your Story Disability Legal Services provides free, independent legal support to share your story with the Disability Royal Commission. You can call on 1800 77 1800 or visit their website for more information: 

https://yourstorydisabilitylegal.org.au

As part of the Commission, the Australian Government has also funded counselling and advocacy services to support you. See the list of services and contact details below. 

 

If you are currently experiencing any form of violence or abuse, or are concerned for your safety, call the police on 000.

Disability Royal Commission Counselling Support Services

Blue Knot Foundation

Phone: 1800 421 468 

Phone: 02 6146 1468 

Website: www.blueknot.org.au

 

Relationships Australia Western Australia 

Phone: 08 6164 0180 

Website: www.relationshipswa.org.au 

 

Yorgum Healing Services Aboriginal Corporation 

Phone: 08 9218 9477 

Website: www.yorgum.org.au 

 

Kimberley Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation 

Phone: 08 9193 6502 

Website: www.kimberleystolengeneration.com.au 

Disability Royal Commission Advocacy Support

Advocacy WA 

Phone:08 9721 6444 

Website: www.advocacywa.org.au 

 

Kin Advocacy 

Phone: 1800 659 921 

Website: www.kinadvocacy.org.au/

 

Midland Information, Debt & Legal Advocacy Service (Midlas) 

Phone: 08 9250 2123 

Website: www.midlas.org.au 

 

People With Disabilities WA (PWdWA) 

Phone:08 9420 7279 

Website: www.pwdwa.org 

 

Sussex Street Community Law Service 

Phone: 0429 611 435 

Website: www.sscls.asn.au 

 

For more information on the Disability Royal Commission and access to a range of helpful resources and videos, please visit the Department of Social Services website here: https://www.dss.gov.au/disability-and-carers/disability-counselling-and-advocacy-support

 

Thank you to the Department of Social Services and Disability Advocacy Network Australia for the small grant funding that helps Explorability to facilitate the sharing of information relating to the Disability Royal Commission.