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Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

The deadline for public submissions is 31 July 2020


Public submissions close 31 July 2020

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Hearings and workshops

The Royal Commission conducts hearings in all capital cities and some regional locations to hear from witnesses and inquire into the Commission's terms of reference.

Interim Report

Entitled Neglect, the Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, was tabled in the Australian Parliament on Thursday, 31 October 2019.


The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety invites members of the public and institutions to make a submission on their experiences and ideas of aged care in Australia.

News and media

The latest news from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety includes media releases and our newsletters.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has resumed hearings and workshops but there will be no public access for the time being, subject to ongoing review. This decision is a consequence of the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and based on information available from the Australian Government.

Make a submission on the impact of COVID-19 on aged care services

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is calling for submissions from the general public and organisations relating to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the aged care sector. The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2020.

Go to the submissions page to learn more.

Read the latest media release from the Chair of the Royal Commission about COVID-19 issued on Wednesday 10 June 2020 and visit the about the Coronavirus and the Aged Care Royal Commission page.

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, and are required to provide a final report by 12 November 2020.

This website provides information about the work of the Royal Commission, and how you can engage with the Commission: including how submissions can be made, and when and where hearings will be held.

Public submissions - fast facts for July 2020


Submissions received to date


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View live webcasts of hearings and workshops, or video recordings of previous hearings and workshops, or read the transcripts.

An audio version of the live webcast is also available.​

Make a submission

We welcome and encourage your submissions. For more information on how to do this, please go to our public submissions page and read our guidance on making a submission.

Read published submissions

Read a selection of submissions received, listed alphabetically by the submitting organisation. We aim to release more submissions over the lifetime 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.