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the Royal Commission

knowmore is an independent service giving free legal advice to people who are considering telling their story or providing information to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Our mission is to help each person who comes to us:

  • understand the powers and procedures of the Royal Commission
  • understand the legal issues and legal options relevant to him or her
  • feel supported to make an informed decision about interacting with the Royal Commission
  • be enabled to tell their story or provide information to the Royal Commission if they choose to do so.

Through this work it is our goal to help prevent child sexual abuse from occurring in institutions in the future.

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What happens now if I haven't registered?

Registrations for private sessions with a Commissioner have now closed. However you can still tell your story to the Royal Commission by sending a written version. Providing what happened to you comes within the Terms of Reference of the Royal Commission your written version will be given to a Commissioner to read, but you will not meet a Commissioner in person.

Written versions can be sent by:

post: GPO Box 5283, Sydney NSW 2001

If you want to check if you have been registered for a private session you can phone the Royal Commission on 1800 099 340.

Registrations for Private Sessions have now closed.
See below for more info.

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2016 Civil Justice Award

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