After four years of hearings, the disability royal commission has wrapped up.

Australia's Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of People with Disability has uncovered numerous cases of violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation over the past four and a half years. 

The inquiry, which held its final public hearing last week, has received reports of sexual assaults in the home and by carers, forced sterilisation, and children being removed from their mothers immediately after birth. 

Some of the most shocking accounts heard involved physical and sexual assaults of people with disabilities, with 90 per cent of women with intellectual disabilities experiencing sexual abuse. 

In addition, group homes have been found to be unsafe, with residents being physically and sexually assaulted. 

People with disabilities have also been subjected to forced sterilisation, and some have been paid just $2.50 per hour for manual labour. 

Advocates are calling for increased awareness of these issues and for action to address the systemic abuses against people with disabilities.

The final report from the royal commission is set to be handed down in September.