Support for telling your story

23 September 2019
  • The Disability Royal Commission wants to hear your story if bad things were done to you.

    They will listen to people tell their story about

    • abuse
    • neglect
    • violence
  • The Royal Commission will go for 3 years.

    There is lots of time for you to tell your story.

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    It can be hard to tell your story.

    You may not know what to say.

    You should talk to a support service before you tell your story.

  • There are 3 free support services

    • Advocacy
    • Legal
    • Counselling
  • 1. Advocacy
    An advocacy service can stand up for you.

    IDRS has an advocacy service for people with intellectual disability.

    You can call them on 1300 665 908.

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    The Royal Commission can also help you find an advocacy service.

    Call the Commission on 1800 517 199.

    Or email DRCEnquiries@royalcommission.gov.au.

  • 2. Legal
    A legal service can help you know your rights.

    To use the Royal Commission legal service call 1800 771 800.

  • 3. Counselling
    A counselling service can help you if you feel upset.

    The counselling service will start in October.

    Sign up to our eNews and we will tell you when it has started.

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    Contact information

    Find out more about the Disability Royal Commission.

    If you have any questions please call us on 1800 424 065.

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