Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of people with Disability

About the Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is now open.

The Royal Commission gives people an opportunity to speak up against violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation experienced by a person with a disability. Any person or group can make a submission. Submissions can be made anonymously.

The Royal Commission will make recommendations on how to better protect people with disabilities from violence and abuse. The Hon Ronald Sackville AO QC has been appointed as Chair of the Royal Commission. Mr Sackville will be supported by six other Royal Commissioners:

  • The Hon Roslyn Atkinson AO
  • Ms Barbara Bennett PSM
  • Dr Rhonda Galbally AC
  • Ms Andrea Mason OAM
  • Alastair McEwin AM
  • The Hon John Ryan AM

How to make a submission


The Disability Royal Commission wants to hear from all Australians about their experiences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability.

You can make a submission in the following ways:

  • Phone 1800 517 199 or +61 7 3734 1900 (9:00am to 6:00pm AEDT Monday to Friday, excluding national public holidays)
  • Email 
  • In writing addressed to GPO Box 1422, Brisbane Qld 4001


The Commission has translated the submission into Auslan, providing an overview of the following:

  • the submission process
  • how to make a submission
  • answers to frequently asked questions

Easy read

The Commission have also created a number of easy read documents to assist in understanding the process.

More information

To stay up-to-date and find out more visit the Royal Commission's website.