The Royal Commission would like to thank the community for its continuing support and important contribution to our work in 2016.
In 2016 we conducted 14 public hearings, completed our 6,000th private session, held an inaugural research symposium on children’s views of safety, and published nine case study reports. So far this year 8,713 people called our call centre, 5,552 sent emails and letters, and we have served 786 notices to produce.
The Royal Commission’s call centre will remain open during the holiday season this year, with the exception of public holidays. The call centre can be contacted on 1800 099 340 Monday - Friday between 9am - 5pm AEDT.
Public holiday dates
Monday 26 December 2016
Tuesday 27 December 2016
Monday 2 January 2017
The Royal Commission appreciates that this time of year can be a challenging time. There are a number of organisations available to provide support during the holiday season.
24/7 x 365 telephone and online crisis support, information and immediate referral to specialist counselling for anyone in Australia who has experienced or been impacted by sexual assault, or domestic or family violence.
Phone: 1800 737 732
Online Counselling: www.1800respect.org.au
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: www.mensline.org.au
Sexual Assault Counselling Australia (SACA)
Provides telephone counselling for people affected by the Royal Commission, including a free telephone interpreting service. Face-to-face counselling is available in parts of NSW.
Phone: 1800 211 028
(Mon-Fri 8am-11pm AEST/AEDT)
Online Counselling: www.sexualassaultcounselling.org.au
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
A full list of the support services available in your state or territory can be found here.