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Apply for a private session

There will be opportunities for people with disability, family and supporters to share their experiences with a Commissioner in a private session.

Private sessions, which can be in person, via video conferencing, or on the telephone, allow you to share your experiences with a Royal Commissioner in a confidential setting.

Your identity, and anything you tell us in connection with, or during, a private session is protected from disclosure by law.

The information you provide in a private session is confidential, even after the Royal Commission has ended, except in very specific circumstances. These specific circumstances include where your information relates to contravention of an Australian law and the Royal Commission considers it appropriate to communicate your information to a law enforcement agency.

We may receive large numbers of requests for private sessions. We will do our best to offer private sessions to everyone who requests one.

Counselling support is available for participants before, during and after private sessions.

You can request a private session by:

  • email at
  • telephone on 1800 517 199 or +61 7 3734 1900 (9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday AEST excluding public holidays)
  • post at GPO Box 1422, Brisbane Qld 4001

Infographic: Sharing your story in a private session

A5 Brochure: A guide to your private session with the Disability Royal Commission

A5 Brochure: After your private session story