For people affected by the Disability Royal Commission

For people affected by the Disability Royal Commission

Are things about the Disability Royal Commission on your mind?

We offer free counselling for people with disabilities, their families, and supporters who:

  • Have been harmed and would like to talk to someone about it
  • Have experienced something unfair or feel disadvantaged
  • Want to share their story with the Disability Royal commission

We tailor our services to your needs in order to help you through time of challenge and change.

Relationships Australia WA is funded by the Australian Government to provide counselling support services for people with disability who have experienced violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation, and anyone who is engaging with or affected by the Disability Royal Commission. This service is free, independent and confidential.

If you wish to access counselling you do not need to make a submission or have any prior involvement with the Disability Royal Commission.


We are here to Help
CALL 6164 0180

Who we assist
  • People  with disability who have experienced violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • Parents, guardians, other family members of a person with disability
  • Carers of a person with disability
  • Others affected by the Disability Royal Commission requiring counselling support
How we assist
  • Professional trauma-informed counselling
  • Supported referrals to appropriate specialised services
  • Information and referrals about other useful services

Everyone’s experience of trauma is different as are their needs, our counsellors are focused on your needs and here to listen and support you. 

A counsellor can help you talk about when something bad has happened or if someone has hurt you. They can also help you if you are thinking about telling your story to the Disability Royal Commission. Whatever you decide to share with the counsellor is private – it will not be shared with anyone else. 

How to access the service

This service is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. You can call during this time to make an appointment. If you call outside of those hours you can leave a voicemail.

Phone: 08 6164 0180


Need additional support?

If you find it difficult to hear or speak you can contact us through the National Relay Service (NRS). Please phone 133 677.

If you are unable to visit one of our locations please contact us to discuss options.

If you require support in another language you can use the Translating and interpreting Service (TIS National) free of charge by calling our servcie and asking for an interpreter. The counsellor will make the arrangements.

The Disability Royal Commission

The Disability Royal Commission was established in April 2019 in response to community concern about widespread reports of violence against, and the neglect, abuse and exploitation of, people with disability. These incidents might have happened recently or a long time ago.

The Royal Commission is looking at ways to make society safe and inclusive for people with disability. The final report will be submitted to the Australian Government on the 29 September 2023, 

If you would like to share your story with Royal Commission here are some important dates:

  • Anyone who would like to have a private session must register before 30 June 2022.
  • All submissions must be sent to and received by the Royal Commission by 31 December 2022.

Useful Links

Blue Knot’s National Counselling & Referral Service

Disability Royal Commission

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