Be heard

The Disability Royal Commission wants to hear from all Australians including parent and carers of a child with a disability. They want to hear about any experiences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability.

They are trying to make it as easy as possible for people with disability to participate in this Royal Commission and share their stories.

Anybody can make a submission. As a parent, carer, grandparent or key person in a child's life you can have a voice in this process.

Making a submission

Submissions can be made using the form available on the Commission website. An Easy Read version of the form is also available. If you need assistance in making a submission you can contact the Commission, see below.

The Federal Government is funding a legal advisory service and advocacy support for people who want assistance to make a submission. This support will be available shortly. For more information go to the Commission website.

What should I include in my submission?

The Royal Commission are particularly interested in hearing about: 

  • Incidents of violence, neglect, abuse or exploitation of people with disability
  • Complaints processes and outcomes
  • Lack of access to support or services
  • Quality of disability support services
  • Examples of best practice and innovation

Who can help me with my submission?

The Royal Commission are committed to making accessible and appropriate arrangements for people with disability and their families, carers and others to engage with this process.

If you need help to make a submission you can contact the Disability Royal Commission by email: [email protected]commission.gov.au

by telephone: 1800 517 199 (9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday AEDT excluding public holidays)

by post: GPO Box 1422, Brisbane Qld 4001