Making a submission

What is a submission?

A submission is a way for you to share your story with the Disability Royal Commission.  

The story might be about your experience or another person’s. 

You can make one or many submissions.

A submission can be short or as long as you need to tell your story.

How can I make a submission?

Anybody can make a submission to the Disability Royal Commission. You do not need to have a disability or prove your disability.

A submission can be given to the Disability Royal Commission using:

  • Email
  • Telephone
  • Website  

Submissions can use:

  • Words
  • Pictures
  • Recordings (video or audio)

It can be in any language. It doesn’t need to be in English

When can I make a submission?

The Royal Commission is taking submissions until 31 December 2022 and will deliver its final report to government by 29 September 2023.

The Royal Commission recently announced additional closing dates for submissions. The closing dates 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

Your Story will be here to support you to share your story right up to 31 December 2022. Read more about the closing dates and our opening hours over the festive period.

Support with your submission

Your Story Disability Legal Support can provide you with legal support and advice to prepare your submission. We can also connect you with disability advocates or you can find  them using the map on the Department of Social Service website

You can also look at our guide about ideas for preparing your submission for ideas to start planning and preparing your submission.

Need more information?

Call 1800 77 1800 Monday to Friday (free call) or go to our contact us page for other ways to reach us. 

We can give you information and refer you to people who can support you to make a submission.

You can also visit the Disability Royal Commission website