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National Legal Advisory Service for the Disability Royal Commission

Who we are

We are a free national legal advisory service that provides information and advice to members of the public who want to participate in the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

Who we help

People with disability as well as their families, carers, supporters and advocates.

How we can help

We will give independent advice to people with disability, and their families, carers, supporters and advocates. We will be able to explain your legal rights and the options available to engage with the Royal Commission, including by making a submission, participating in a community forum, providing evidence at a hearing and sharing information about your experiences. We will also be able to make referrals to counselling and other support services.

We are working to ensure the legal advisory service meets the needs of people wishing to engage with the Royal Commission. This will take some time. The full range of legal advice services will become available over the coming months, prior to the commencement of public hearings. We will share specific timeframes on the availability of legal advice services on this page as soon as they are available.

Until our legal advice services are available we have a phone helpline (listed under Contact Us below) to provide procedural information on how to engage with the Royal Commission, including how to make a voluntary submission.

Through the phone helpline, we are also registering the details of people interested in accessing legal advice about engaging with the Royal Commission, so we can contact them as soon as the full legal advisory service is available.

Contact us

Call us on 1800 771 800 between 9.15am and 5.15pm (AEDT).

If you are currently experiencing any form of violence or abuse, or are concerned for your or someone else’s safety, call the Police on 000.

For more information about the Disability Royal Commission:
Call: 1800 517 199
Visit: disability.royalcommission.gov.au.

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