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Final Report

Final Report

The Royal Commission has made 222 recommendations on how to improve laws, policies, structures and practices to ensure a more inclusive and just society that supports the independence of people with disability and their right to live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

The Final Report consists of 12 Volumes plus an additional introductory volume, which includes the Chair’s foreword, our vision for an inclusive Australia, an executive summary and the full list of recommendations. All volumes of the Final Report are available in various accessible formats. Click on a volume below to view and download these formats. Printed copies of the Final Report can be ordered from our Order resources page.

The Royal Commission has also published A brief Guide to the Final Report. This guide explains how information is organised in the Final report. It is for a broad audience including people with disability, their families and carers, other members of the Australian community, disability advocates, service providers and people looking to quickly find the information they need.

Additionally, the Royal Commission has published a brochure called Listening to First Nations people with disability. This brochure describes what we heard from First Nations people with disability and their families and communities about the issues and challenges they face. It also describes some of the changes needed to create an Australia where First Nations people with disability are included.

The final report was first published on 29 September 2023. Subsequently, minor corrections were made and an updated report was published on 2 November 2023. The corrections are listed in the Corrigendum.

Final Report (Auslan)


The Disability Royal Commission has completed its Final report.

Our report recommends change so people with disability can enjoy all human rights and freedoms fully and equally.

It recommends important changes to policy and practices across governments, organisations, services and the community to prevent violence against, and abuse, neglect and exploitation of, people with disability.

Many people contributed to this report. People with disability, their families, friends, carers and supporters shared their experiences with us.

Government representatives and service providers told us about challenges and opportunities to improve outcomes for people with disability. We are very grateful for their input.

We handed our Final report to the Australian Government on 28 September 2023.

We have done our job and the Disability Royal Commission has ended.

It is now up to the Australian Government to act on our recommendations for change.

You can read our Final report on our website. There are 12 volumes, plus an introductory volume which contains our vision for an inclusive Australia.

We have made Auslan translations of each volume.

For most volumes we have made two Auslan videos:

  • a general summary of the volume, outlining the structure and highlighting key information

  • a summary of the main recommendations contained in the volume.

Each video is 10 to 15 minutes long.

Look out for our Auslan videos of Volume 1 – Voices of people with disability. These contain several powerful stories in Auslan that people have shared with us. These stories have informed our work and recommendations.

More information

For more information about our Final report, and to access all volumes, visit our website. Go to the ‘Publications’ section and click on ‘Final report’.