Royal Commission staff visit Central West NSW

Royal Commission staff visit Central West NSW

People living in Central West New South Wales who experienced child sexual abuse while in the care of an institution are encouraged to share their story with the Royal Commission.

Royal Commission staff are in the region from today meeting with local service providers and community organisations who are working with survivors of child sexual abuse in an institution.

Royal Commission CEO Philip Reed said the three day visit was focused on the towns of Orange, Bathurst and Lithgow, with future visits to nearby communities planned.

"This is a national Royal Commission hearing stories of child sexual abuse in institutions from across Australia, including regional communities," Mr Reed said.

"We encourage anyone living in the Central West region who has experienced child sexual abuse in an institution to make contact with the Royal Commission by phone or email."

If you were sexually abused as a child while in the care of an Australian institution, you can tell your story to the Royal Commission by phoning 1800 099 340 or emailing contact@childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au.