A Royal Commission is an investigation, independent of government, into a matter of great importance such as violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with a disability.
NDIS participants might need support from a counsellor or an advocate if they:
Have experienced or are affected by violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation
Are thinking about taking part in the Disability Royal Commission
An advocate can help them tell their story, protecting their rights and access other supports.
The support is free, independent and confidential.
If you have been thinking about engaging with the Disability Royal Commission, a support person can help you making choices about telling your story. Getting support does not mean you have to take part in the Disability Royal Commission – it is your choice.
You can contact the National Counselling and Referral Service on 1800 421 468 for counselling support or ask to be connected to a counsellor or advocate near you.
It is available 9am to 6pm weekdays, and 9am to 5pm weekends and national public holidays.
If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, call the National Relay Service (NRS) on 133 677.
If you are currently experiencing any form of violence or abuse, or you are concerned for your or someone else’s safety, call 000 immediately.