DRC Resources

Disability Royal Commission

Refer to the official website of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (or DRC for short) at www.disability.royalcommission.gov.au to ensure you are accessing the most up-to-date information.

Visit the DRC website to access or download the:

On the DRC YouTube channel you can find videos of:

The DRC newsletter Connect, provides updates and news on the Commission’s work.

Department of Social Services (DSS) website

Visit the DSS website to access information about the DRC support services or download the

People, some with visible disabilities, against pale yellow background - with NDAP, Blue Knot and Australian Government logos

Your Story Disability Legal Support

Your Story Disability Legal Support provides free, independent legal support to share your story with the Disability Royal Commission.

This service has produced resources for people with disability, including a number of useful factsheets:

There are also lists of Frequently Asked Questions for

Are you worried about sharing your story with the Disability Royal Commission? (short video)

You can also watch their hour-long webinars about:

These webinars include useful information on how Your Story and disability advocates can work together.

National Counselling and Referral Service

Blue Knot Foundation will be elevating its promotion of the National Counselling and Referral service as a key trauma-informed support for people with disability, family members, carers, advocates and workers who have experienced or witnessed abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation.

Anyone who wishes to access this support does not need to make a submission or have any prior involvement with the Disability Royal Commission.

You can call the National Counselling and Referral Service on 1800 421 468.

To find out more about the National Counselling and Referral Service, visit the Blue Knot Foundation website.

Resources from organisations providing advocacy support

Advocacy for Inclusion

Council for Intellectual Disability (CID)

Disability Advocacy and Complaints Service of South Australia Inc (DACSSA)

Darwin Community Legal Service (DCLS)

Family Advocacy

People With Disabilities WA and WA network

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated

Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC)

 Victorian Advocacy League For Individuals With Disability

National representative organisations

Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO)

People With Disability (PWD) Australia

Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA)

Inclusion Australia

National Ethnic Disability Alliance

  • Fact sheets translated into 12 different languages:
    • What is the Disability Royal Commission?
    • What does the Disability Royal Commission Do?
    • NEDA’s Statement on the Disability Royal Commission
    • What is Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation?
    • How to Make a Submission
    • Royal Commission Guidebook

Women With Disability Australia (WWDA)

First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN) Australia

Other useful resources and information

Unofficial information site: www.disabilityroyalcommission.com

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

ABC News has created a Disability Royal Commission webpage where it will file all relevant news stories, such as:

 IDEAS

Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (in Victoria)

  • News and resources
  • Video of panel session from the October 2019 Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference discussing How do disability advocates best support their clients to feel safe in sharing their stories? What have past Royal Commissions taught us about this process?