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Trauma specialists Blue Knot Foundation have been funded by the Australian Government to manage the National Counselling and Referral Service (NCRS).
The NCRS is now offering support to people with disability and their family and carers who have experienced or witnessed abuse, neglect, violence, or exploitation during these difficult times.
Please note that you do not have to be involved with the Disability Royal Commission to receive support from the NCRS.
You can call the National Counselling and Referral Service on 1800 421 468.
TTY users can contact the National Relay Service on 133 677, then ask for 1800 421 468.
If you need support in another language, you can use the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) for free by:
  • Calling the National Counselling and Referral Service on 1800 421 468 and asking for an interpreter, OR
  • Calling TIS on 131 450 and asking to be connected to National Counselling and Referral Service on 1800 421 468
The National Counselling and Referral Service operates from:
  • 9am-6pm AEST/AEDT Mon-Fri and
  • 9am-5pm AEST/AEDT Sat, Sun and public holidays.
We also have a Royal Commission Hub on the AFDO website which includes more information about the Disability Royal Commission and the National Counselling and Referral Service.