The Royal Commission is investigating the way institutions have managed and responded to allegations and incidents of child sexual abuse.

Share your story

If you were sexually abused as a child when in the care of an institution, you can share your story with the Royal Commission.

People with disability can share their story with a Commissioner in what is called a private session. It is a confidential and relaxed meeting with a Commissioner. It is a safe space to share your story.

Support services are available to assist you, including communication support workers, interpreters and counsellors. Legal and financial support is also available.

You can also bring a support person with you to the private session, such as a family member or friend.


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National Relay Service

For people who are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can use the National Relay Service to contact the Royal Commission. It is available to everyone at no additional charge, and you can make calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls can be made by TTY on 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

Text-only

A text-only number is also available 0477 718 848.

More contact details

  • 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