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Information about past Royal Commissions, including the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, can be found on the Royal Commissions website.

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

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Final Report

In the Final Report, titled Care, Dignity and Respect, Royal Commissioners Tony Pagone QC and Lynelle Briggs AO made a call for fundamental reform of the aged care system.

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Hearings and Workshops

The Royal Commission conducted 23 hearings and workshops, visiting all capital cities and some regional locations. Read about hearing themes and view evidence and witness lists.

Public Submissions

Submissions were received from the public in response to the Royal Commission’s Terms of Reference. Read a range of those that were published.

Final Report

Final Report calls for fundamental and systemic aged care reform

In their Final Report, the Royal Commissioners make 148 wide-ranging recommendations for the fundamental reform of the aged care system.

 Read the Final Report here

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was established on 8 October 2018 by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).

The Honourable Tony Pagone QC and Ms Lynelle Briggs AO have been appointed as Royal Commissioners.
The Letters Patent for the Royal Commission, which formally appoint the Royal Commissioners, also outline the Commission's terms of reference.

The Commissioners delivered an interim report on 31 October 2019, a special report on COVID-19 and aged care on 1 October 2020, and  a final report on 26 February 2021.

Royal Commission Fast Facts


Submissions received to date


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Number of witnesses at hearings

Additional content

Watch previous hearings

View webcasts of previous hearings and workshops, as well as transcripts and exhibits.

Read Commission publications

View reports, papers and research published over the course of the Royal Commission.

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and acknowledges their continuing connection to land, waters and community. 
We pay our respects to the people, the cultures and the elders past, present and emerging.