Sharing your story with the Disability Royal Commission may be stressful and frightening.
Free and independent counselling is available for people who are affected by sharing their story with the Disability Royal Commission.
The national counselling service is called Blue Knot. You can access free counselling over the phone and get referrals to free, local counselling services. Call 1800 421 468 or (02) 6146 1468.
Free and independent advocacy services are available to help you prepare your submission for the Disability Royal Commission.
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.
Legal support to appear before the Royal Commission
If you are invited to appear as a witness at a public hearing during the Disability Royal Commission, you can get a lawyer to help you through the Legal Financial Assistance Scheme.
Need extra help?
Call us on 1800 77 1800 Monday to Friday (free call) or go to our contact us page for other ways to reach us, and we can refer you to a counselling or advocacy service or for legal support to appear as a witness at a public hearing.
If you are Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander person we can connect you with an Aboriginal legal service.
If you need an interpreter, we can arrange one for you free. Tell us your language and we will organise it for you You can also use the Browsealoud translation tool to listen to, or translate content on our website.
If you are hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us by calling the national relay service (NRS) on 133 677 or TTY 02 9219 5126.