Disability Royal Commission announces new closing dates for submissions

The Disability Royal Commission has announced additional closing dates for submissions.

Anyone can make a submission, which can be in any language or format, including over the phone, in writing, an artwork, or an audio or video recording.

The closing dates for submissions are:

  • Electronic submissions (via email or web form) – to be submitted by 31 December 2022
  • Hard copy submissions – to be postmarked no later than 31 December 2022
  • Phone submissions – to be completed by 23 December 2022
  • Submissions in Auslan to a Royal Commission staff member – to be booked by 12 December 2022

The Royal Commission is also encouraging anyone who registered for a private session to consider making a submission due to the high volume of private session requests it has received.

Private session registration closed in June. If you’re waiting for your private session to be scheduled, contact us to discuss your options.

We’re here to support you

Your Story will be here to support you to share your story right up to 31 December 2022.

You can contact us by phone on 1800 77 1800 (free call), via webchat or online form, by email, or via the National Relay Service or the Translating and Interpreting Service.

We are open from 8.15am to 4pm AEST Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays and weekends. We will be open over the festive period.

Contact us today for free, independent support to share your story.

Free counselling available

Free counselling will also be available right up to submissions closing and throughout the festive period.

For counselling, referrals and information, call Blue Knot National Counselling and Referral Service on 1800 421 468 between 9am and 6pm AEST Monday to Friday and 9am and 5pm AEST weekends and public holidays.

Legal support in a way that works for you

Your Story is a free national service that gives independent legal advice and support to anyone thinking about sharing their story, including people with disability, as well as their families, friends, carers, advocates, professionals, and other supporters.

A Your Story lawyer can give you information and legal advice about sharing your story with the Royal Commission, support you to make a submission, and connect you with counselling and advocacy support and help with other legal problems, such as the NDIS.

Your Story will also be here to support you next year after submissions close.

Contact us for free, independent support.