Submissions

A submission is the main way people and organisations can provide information to the Royal Commission about their experiences of violence, neglect, abuse or exploitation of people with disability. Anybody can make a submission. A submission can be submitted in any way you feel comfortable – by telephone, email or through our website.

The Disability Royal Commission wants to hear from all Australians about their experiences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability.

We want to make it as easy as possible for people with disability to participate in this Royal Commission and share their stories, so we are now accepting submissions where you can share your experiences with us.

The Royal Commission cannot resolve individual cases. It cannot award compensation or force a person or organisation to take particular actions.

Auslan

To assist in making your submission The Commission has translated the submission process into Auslan. These videos provide information such as an overview of the Submission process, making a Submission, and answers to frequently asked questions that may come up in the submission process.

Easy Read

To assist in understanding the steps and processes in making a submission The Commission has provided Easy Read documents available.

The Royal Commission is in the process of developing more streamlined and accessible versions of the Submission form. All subscribers will be notified when new versions of the form become available. If you need assistance with the current form, please phone 1800 517 199 or +61 7 3734 1900 (9:00am to 6:00pm AEDT Monday to Friday, excluding national public holidays).

Make a submission

You can make a submission using the submission form below. If you find it difficult to use the form, you can also make a submission by phoning us or sending us an email.  

The form indicates the information we require about people and organisations making submissions, and includes questions about areas the Royal Commission is focusing on. An Easy Read version of the form is also available below.

Note: The Royal Commission is in the process of developing more streamlined and accessible versions of the Submission form.

Please subscribe to our Mailing List to ensure you receive an email notification when new versions of the form become available.

If you need assistance with the current form, please phone 1800 517 199 or +61 7 3734 1900 (9:00am to 6:00pm AEDT Monday to Friday, excluding national public holidays).

Phone

If you find it difficult to use the form, you can provide your submission by phone on 1800 517 199 or +61 7 3734 1900 (9:00am to 6:00pm AEDT Monday to Friday, excluding national public holidays).

Email / Mail

You can also email or post a submission to us at DRCenquiries@royalcommission.gov.au or at GPO Box 1422, Brisbane Qld 4001.