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Free legal help to navigate the Royal Commission

The Australian Government has funded the establishment of an independent legal service called knowmore.

The service is for members of the public who would like legal advice before contacting or providing information to the Royal Commission or at any other point in their engagement with the Royal Commission.

Similar to the funding to deliver services such as counselling, support and case management to individuals and affected family members, this is entirely independent of the Royal Commission.

knowmore is a free service that provides:

  • Legal advice and assistance
  • Legal information and referral to related services where necessary
  • Assistance with preparing written statements and submissions

Staff at knowmore include lawyers, counsellors, social workers and Aboriginal liaison officers. knowmore’s national free advice line is 1800 605 762.

Further information about the services knowmore provides can be found at