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Share your story

Are you ready to share your story?

If you were sexually abused as a child in an Australian institution, like a school, church or sports club, you can tell your story to the Royal Commission. If you're ready to share your story, we're ready to listen. Find out how below.

  • 1

    Gather Information

    You will need your contact details, the name and location of the institution and when the events occurred.

  • 2

    Contact Us

    Make contact with the Royal Commission. You can call, write or email.

  • 3

    Get Support

    Talk to a family member or friend or contact a support service.

What happens next?


Your information will be recorded and passed to a member of the inquiry team to determine if you fall within the Terms of Reference. You will receive a confirmation email or letter confirming that your details have been entered into our database.

Terms of Reference

The Royal Commission can only act within its Terms of Reference. These define what we can and can’t do. If you are outside the Terms of Reference, we will provide you with a referral to counselling and support services. If you are inside the Terms of Reference, your information will be recorded confidentially and you will have the opportunity to share your story with the Royal Commission.

We can also provide you with counselling and support services, if you wish.

Private Session

If you have been registered for a private session, a member of the private session’s team will contact you to arrange an appointment and provide you with information about what happens at a private session. Once your appointment has been made, you will receive a confirmation letter or email. You will then attend a private session where you will be able to discuss your circumstances with the Royal Commission.

At the end of the private session you can speak to a counsellor for support. One of our counsellors will follow up with you after the private session by phone, if you wish.

The information you provide will be used by the Royal Commission in its investigations to help create a safer future for children.

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Illustrating the process of sharing your story with the Royal Commission.