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Legal services

A free legal advisory service is available to help you interact with the Disability Royal Commission.

This service is independent from the Royal Commission. It provides free, independent legal advice to:

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

Call them on 1800 771 800 (free call) Monday – Friday from 9:15am to 5:15pm (AEDT) or visit the Disability Royal Commission Legal Services website.

Legal financial assistance

The Attorney-General’s Department can help you with the costs of legal representation and some of the costs of engaging formally with the Royal Commission, such as:

  • being called, or granted leave to appear, as a witness at a hearing of the Royal Commission
  • being requested to attend, or attending an interview of the Royal Commission
  • complying with a notice to give information or a statement in writing that will be used as evidence in the Royal Commission, and/or
  • complying with a notice to produce issued by the Royal Commission.

If you have been called by the Royal Commission in your personal capacity you will be eligible for legal financial assistance. If your organisation has been called, you may be eligible for legal financial assistance, subject to an assessment of whether the organisation can meet the cost of its legal representation without incurring serious financial difficulty.

The Attorney-General's Department website includes information on how you can apply and assessment time frames.