Disability Royal Commission
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:
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
Relationships Australia Western Australia
Phone: 08 6164 0180
Yorgum Healing Services Aboriginal Corporation
Phone: 08 9218 9477
Kimberley Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation
Phone: 08 9193 6502
Disability Royal Commission Advocacy Support
Phone:08 9721 6444
Phone: 1800 659 921
Midland Information, Debt & Legal Advocacy Service (Midlas)
Phone: 08 9250 2123
People With Disabilities WA (PWdWA)
Phone:08 9420 7279
Sussex Street Community Law Service
Phone: 0429 611 435
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.