If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person and have experienced child sexual abuse in an institution, the Royal Commission would like to hear from you.

You can also come and talk to us about the experience of a family member or friend if you have their full consent, or if they have died.

The Commissioners will listen to and read people's stories to better understand what happened.

The first step is to contact us and let us know that you are interested in sharing your story.

A Safer Future for Children: for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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About the Royal Commission: A safer future for children
About the Royal Commission: A safer future for children
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Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people about our work, how to share your story, public hearings, research and national support services.

“The Royal Commission has Aboriginal staff who are here to help you. We’ll give you the information and support to help you decide if you want to share your story, in the way that’s right for you.”

Edie Coe,
Royal Commission Indigenous Engagement Officer

Support services

We have a number of national support and counselling services within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander section of our support page. 

Contact us

  • Telephone: 1800 099 340 8am – 8pm (Free call within Australia. Mobiles and pay phones attract additional charges)
  • Email: contact@childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au
  • Mail: GPO Box 5283, Sydney NSW 2001

When you contact us, you can also let us know:

  • If you wish to speak to an Aboriginal staff member
  • If you have any worries about sharing your story
  • If there is anything you need to help you share your story
  • If you have a disability which affects you sharing your story
  • If English isn't your first language
  • If you are in a juvenile justice centre, correctional centre or other secure residential facility and need special arrangements to be made to share your story

“It’s important for our people to feel they can come and talk to the Royal Commission. We will provide support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to share their stories with us.”

Commissioner
Helen Milroy

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Share your story
Share your story
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Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Share your story
Share your story
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Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Share your story
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Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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