Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
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.
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.
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 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.
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
Telephone calls to the information line
Number of witnesses at hearings
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.