People with disability

Disability Royal Commission updates

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability updates.

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability was established in April 2019.

In November 2020, Royal Commission Chair Ronald Sackville AO QC has requested a 17-month extension to present the Royal Commission’s final report to 29 September 2023. The Commission has recently released its Interim Report.

To find out more about the work of the Royal Commission visit the Commission’s website or subscribe to Connect, the Royal Commission’s newsletter.

The Royal Commission developed range of issue papers. These papers enable the Commission to engage with the wider community. To date the issue papers covered the following topics:

Community members are encouraged to continue sharing their experiences of violence, neglect, abuse or exploitation with the Royal Commission by participating in the Share your story initiative. This can be done:

  • in writing, over the phone, in a video or audio recording by making a submission
  • in a private session with a Commissioner
  • in preferred language, including Indigenous languages and Auslan, all interpreters will be provided.

The Royal Commission can be contacted over the phone 1800 517 199 (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday AEDT) and via email.

Community members concerned about sharing their story with the Royal Commission can contact the Your Story Disability Legal Support. This is a free, independent legal advice service that can be contacted over the phone on 1800 771 800 (9:15am-5:15pm AEDT Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays) or via the Contact Us page on the Your Story Disability Legal Support website.

More information

Age and Disability team
Phone: (03) 8470 8327
Email: disability.access@darebin.vic.gov.au