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Legal services

A free legal advisory service is available to help you interact with the Disability Royal Commission. Your Story Disability Legal Support is independent from the Royal Commission. It provides free legal advice to:

  • people with disability
  • their families
  • carers
  • supporters and
  • advocates.

Your Story Disability Legal Support is funded by the Australian Government and is delivered by National Legal Aid and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services.

Some of the reasons you might want to contact Your Story Disability Legal Support include:

  • You want to use the name of an organisation or person in your story
  • You have a confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement that stops you sharing some, or all, of your story
  • You are concerned about payback if you share your story
  • You are worried that you or someone else will be unsafe, lose access to services or employment, or your rights will be affected
  • Your story talks about current or past court matters
  • Your story talks about something you did, that you should not have done or think may be illegal
  • You are registered to speak at a Royal Commission community forum
  • You want support to get ready for a private session with the Royal Commission.

Call Your Story Disability Legal Support on 1800 77 1800 Monday to Friday or visit their website.

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, go to the National Relay Service website and give 1800 77 1800 (the Your Story Information line) as the number you want to call.

If you need to organise an interpreter in your language,

  • call Your Story Disability Legal Support on 1800 77 1800 and ask for an interpreter. The client information officer will make the arrangements, or
  • call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask for Your Story Disability Legal Support on 1800 77 1800.