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 December 2019
Submissions received to date
Telephone calls to the information line
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View live webcasts of hearings, or video recordings of previous hearings 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.
Program design submissions
The Royal Commission is seeking submissions specifically relating to Program Design of the aged care system. Interested individuals and organisations wanting to make a submission on Program Design are invited to read a consultation paper prepared by the Royal Commission which provides principles to guide redesign of our aged care system.
The Aged Care Royal Commission is seeking written submissions relating specifically to the aged care workforce.
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.
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