Disability Royal Commission


Disability Royal Commission

The Disability Royal Commission was established in April 2019 by the Australian Government in response to community concern about widespread reports of violence against, and the neglect, abuse, and exploitation of, people with disability.

The Royal Commission is independent to the government and gathers information through people’s personal experiences, research, public hearings, submissions and other forums. The final report is due by 29 April 2022.

The Disability Royal Commission will investigate:

  • preventing and better protecting people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation

  • achieving best practice in reporting, investigating and responding to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability

  • promoting a more inclusive society that supports people with disability to be independent and live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Support services

If you are engaging with, or affected by the Disability Royal Commission, you are entitled to free and independent counselling and advocacy support.

These support services are provided through agencies that are external to the Disability Royal Commission

  • Free legal advisory service
  • Emotional support service
  • Legal financial assistance scheme
  • Advocacy services

More information

Disability Royal Commission