Our work in response to the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide

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The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide was established on 8 July 2021 to examine systemic and institutional factors impacting Defence and veteran suicide.

An Interim Report, released on 11 August 2022 made 13 recommendations for the Australian Government. DVA is working with Defence and the Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) to implement the Government’s response to the Royal Commission’s Interim Report.

The Royal Commission’s final report is due by Monday 9 September 2024. 

Find out more about DVA’s work in response to the Royal Commission through the links below.

Who to call for urgent help

These services are confidential and available 24 hours a day. If life is in danger, call 000.

Open Arms

Free counselling, treatment programs and suicide prevention training.
1800 011 046

ADF

Helps ADF personnel and their families access mental health services.
1800 628 036

Lifeline

Crisis support and suicide prevention help.
13 11 14

1800RESPECT

Help for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.
1800 737 732

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