Contacting the Royal Commission this holiday season

22 December 2015

The Royal Commission thanks the community for its support and contribution to our work this year.

In 2015, we have conducted 14 public hearings, held more than 1,800 private sessions, released our final reports into redress and civil litigation and Working with Children Checks and published 13 case study reports. More than 9,300 people have called our call centre, more than 6,600 have sent emails and letters, and we have served 1,139 notices to produce.

During the holiday season this year, the Royal Commission’s call centre will remain open, with the exception of public holidays. The call centre can be contacted on 1800 099 340 Monday - Friday between 8 am - 8 pm AEDT.

Public holiday dates
Friday 25 December 2015
Monday 28 December 2015
Friday 1 January 2016


The holiday season can be a difficult time. There are a number of organisations available to provide support during this time.

1800 Respect

24/7 x 365 national telephone and online crisis counselling, information and referral for anyone in Australia who has experienced or been impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence. Staffed by trauma specialist counsellors.
Phone: 1800 737 732
Online Counselling:

This call center also services NSW Rape Crisis calls 24/7 1800 424 017 &
Royal Commission SACA 1800 211 028

Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia

National phone counselling. Face-to-face counselling provided within NSW and VIC.
Phone: 1800 211 028

MensLine Australia

24/7 x 365 national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns.
Phone: 1300 78 99 78
Online Counselling:

Suicide Call Back Service

24/7 x 365 counselling for people 18 years and over who are suicidal, caring for someone who is suicidal or people bereaved by suicide.
Phone: 1300 659 467


24/7 x 365 national crisis support and suicide prevention.
Phone: 131 114
Read the full list of the support services available in your state or territory.

Contact us
P: 1800 099 340 Monday – Friday 8 am – 8 pm AEDT
E: contact [at]

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