Preparing for the Royal Commission: supported and informed

PPC extends sincere thanks to our presenters at the Royal Commission information evening held at PPC and Online 16 December 2021:

  • Ms Bridie O’Sullivan, Director, Communications and Community Engagement, the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide
  • Ms Darcy Jackman, Solicitor, Office of Counsel Assisting, the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide
  • Mr Nicholas Warren, Community Engagement Officer, Defence and Veterans Legal Service
  • Mr Kieran Toohey, Peer and community Advisor, Open Arms – Veterans and Family Counselling

The Royal Commission Staff outlined the processes and support available through the RC secretariat for veterans, their partners, family members and support network to make submissions.

Royal Commission staff are able to assist with all types of enquiries you might have about the Royal Commission and how you can engage with making submissions, requesting private hearings or seeking leave to appear in public hearings. Download the factsheet here: DVSCR-Information-hand-out-1.pdf (16 downloads)

To contact the Royal Commission:


Telephone: 1800 329 095, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm AEST Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays

Defence and Veterans Legal Service (DVLS) is a free, independent legal support to share your experiences with the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide. Accessing this free, legal service is strongly recommended, so that you have independent legal advice from qualified solicitors, assisting you through the process of making submissions and preparing for hearings. 

To contact DVLS, call 1800 33 1800

Kieran Toohey talked to us about the importance of self-care through the period of the Royal Commission. Great advice for all of us at any time. He also explained the new Safe Zone service. Safe Zone Support 1800 142 072 is a free and anonymous counselling line for all current and ex-serving ADF personnel, veterans and their families. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Did you miss the evening? We did record the session and will screen it again in the new year. If you are interested please register here and we will contact you with a date and time.

Yes I am interested in seeing the replay of the RC information evening



People Gdeea55ff4 1920