Disability Royal Commission Counselling Service

Disability Royal Commission Counselling Service

Relationships Australia WA has been funded by the Australian Government to provide free, independent counselling for anyone affected by the Disability Royal Commission (DRC).

Who the service is for:

  • people with disability who have suffered violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation 
  • parents, guardians, other family members of a person with disability
  • carers of a person with disability
  • others affected by the DRC requiring counselling support

What the service provides:

  • professional trauma-informed counselling 
  • supported referrals to appropriate specialised services
  • information and referrals about other useful services

Everyone’s experience of trauma is different as are their needs, our counsellors are client-focused and here to listen and support you.

How to access the service:

This service is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. You can call during this time to make an appointment. If you call outside of those hours you can leave a voicemail.

Phone: 08 6164 0180

Email: drc@relationshipswa.org.au

Need additional support?

If you find it difficult to hear or speak you can contact us through the National Relay Service (NRS). Please phone 133 677.

If you are unable to visit one of our locations please contact us to discuss options.

If you require support in another language you can use the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) free of charge by calling our service and asking for an interpreter. The counsellor will make the arrangements.

The Disability Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of people with disability (DRC)  was established on 4 April 2019 and will run for three years. It will look at ways to protect people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse neglect and exploitation. Click here to visit the Disability Royal Commissions website.

Useful Links

Blue Knot’s National Counselling & Referral Service

Disability Royal Commission