Disability Royal Commission Updates

The Government has appointed six senior people as Commissioners to the Royal Commission. One of the six Commissioners, who is appointed as the Chair of the Royal Commission is a judge.

The Commissioners are required to provide an interim report no later than 30 October 2020, and a final report by no later than 29 April 2022. This long time frame will ensure that as many voices as possible are heard and the issues raised are addressed in the final outcomes.

We will keep you updated with information as it is made available from the Commission website at disability.royalcommission.gov.au.



The Disability Royal Commission is now accepting submissions. Submissions can be made using the form available on their Submissions page.

If you require assistance with making a submission, support will shortly be available through an advisory service and advocacy support being funded by the Australian Government. Please subscribe to their mailing list if you would like this support and they will let you know as soon as support services are available.


The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability will be holding its first Community Forum in Townsville on Monday, 9 September 2019.

If you would like to attend the forum you can find out more and pre-register on their Engagement page.

Date:           Monday, 9 September 2019
Location:     The Ville Resort-Casino, Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville QLD 4810
Time:          10:00am to 1:00pm

Additional forum dates and locations will be added to their website over time, so you can subscribe to their mailing list to keep up-to-date.

Taking part in the Royal Commission

An easy read version of the Draft Accessibility Strategy has been published by Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. Click here to download.

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