The Disability Royal Commission wants to hear from the Australian disability community about their experiences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability.
The Royal Commission is holding community forums in a number of locations around the country. At community forums, people can hear about the work of the Royal Commission and share their stories.
Anyone can attend a community forum but for planning purposes you will need to pre-register to attend. All engagement events including community forums will be fully accessible, including Auslan Interpreters and live captioning on the day. For more information, visit our Draft Accessibility Strategy.
Simply for reasons of time, it will probably not be possible for everyone present to make a statement. However there will be an opportunity for a number of people to make a brief statement at each forum. When you register we will ask if this is something you would like to do. We will provide guidelines to all registered speakers prior to the forum.
Anybody who attends a community forum will be able, if they wish, to talk with Commission staff on the day or provide written feedback to us. If you are not able to attend a community forum in your area, you can make a submission.
We will let people know about upcoming community forums on this website and through the mailing list.