People with disability and their supporters can access free legal support after submissions to the Disability Royal Commission close on 31 December.
Your Story Disability Legal Support (Your Story) will continue to provide free information, legal support and referrals in 2023.
The Royal Commission closed submissions on 31 December 2022 and is scheduled to hold its last public hearing in Brisbane from 13 to 17 February 2023.
It will deliver its final report to government by 29 September 2023 when it will make recommendations on how to improve laws, policies, structures and practices to ensure a more inclusive and just society.
Do you have questions about your submission?
Contact Your Story today for information about the Disability Royal Commission and the free supports available.
You can contact us by phone on 1800 77 1800 (free call), online form, email, or using the National Relay Service or the Translating and Interpreting Service.
We are open from Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
Free legal support for people with disability and their supporters in 2023
A Your Story lawyer can answer questions about your submission or private session request and provide advice and support.
We can also support you with other legal problems you might be dealing with, such as the NDIS, discrimination or family violence, and connect you with other support services, including free counselling.
If we can’t help you solve your legal or non-legal problem, we can connect you with someone who can.
Your Story’s legal support is free, confidential and available to anyone who needs it, including people with disability as well as their family members, friends, carers, advocates, and supporters.
Free counselling and crisis support
Free counselling is also available.
If you need support from a counsellor, please call the National Counselling and Referral Service on 1800 421 468. For information about their opening hours and other ways to get in touch, please visit the website.
Counselling is available through the holiday period, including on weekends and public holidays.
If you or someone you know is at risk of harm, please call the police. In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).
If you are distressed, in crisis or in immediate need of support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 (24 hours/7 days).
To yarn with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter, please call 13YARN on 13 92 76 (24 hours/7 days).