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Your Story Disability Legal Support - YSDLS

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Your Story Disability Legal Support (YSDLS) is a free, national, legal advisory service that provides information and advice to members of the public who want to participate in the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission or DRC).

Who they help

Free, independent legal advice and information for:

  • people with disability
  • their families
  • carers
  • supporters and
  • advocates.
How they can help

Call 1800 77 1800 (free call) Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm (AEST) or contact the service online. The YSDLS Infoline team will listen to you and explain how you can tell your story to the Royal Commission.

If you need legal advice, they will arrange for you to talk to a lawyer.  YSDLS lawyers can explain your legal rights and options when engaging with the Disability Royal Commission, including:

  • making a submission to the DRC
  • participating in a community forum
  • providing evidence at a hearing
  • sharing information about your experiences at a private session.

YSDLS can only give legal advice about individual matters.

Preparing your submission

Disability advocates may be able to help you to write or record your submission. If there is a complicated legal issue YSDLS may review your draft submission. 

Take a look at some ideas for preparing your submission to start planning and preparing your submission. 

Need extra help?

Read about the counselling and other support services available if you need them.

Factsheets and guides for people with disability

Factsheets and guides for carers

Factsheets and guide for organisations.

Last updated 12 February 2021