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Hearings and workshops

At hearings and workshops the Royal Commission will hear from people identified by Counsel Assisting to appear as a witness and give evidence. People who are expected to appear as witnesses will be contacted by the Royal Commission in advance of the relevant hearing.  The Royal Commission will also be holding hearings in the form of workshops.

The Royal Commission will publish details of hearings and workshops to assist parties, witnesses and members of the public. *All times listed below are in the local time of the hearing location.

Upcoming Hearing

Funding, financing and prudential regulation

This hearing will inquire into the financing and sustainability of future improvements to the aged care system, the appropriate funding model or models to support the delivery of aged care services, and the prudential regulation of aged care providers.

Date: 14 to 22 September 2020 
Location: There will be no public access. Please follow the hearing on the live webcast.
Time: To be confirmed

Sydney Hearing 3

Accommodation

The physical setting in which aged care is delivered and where a person receiving aged care lives are inextricable elements of a person’s experience of aged care.

Date: 13 and 14 August 2020 
Location: There will be no public access. Please follow the hearing on the live webcast.
Time: 3.10pm AEST (13 August 2020)

Sydney Hearing 2

The response to COVID-19 in aged care

Sydney Hearing 2 will inquire into the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in aged care, and what can be learned from this experience for responding to future pandemics, infectious disease outbreaks or other emergencies.

Date: 10 – 13 August 2020 
Location: There will be no public access. Please follow the hearing on the live webcast.
Time: 10:00am local time

Melbourne Hearing 4

Mental health, oral health and allied health care

Melbourne Hearing 4 will inquire into how mental health, oral health and allied health care could be improved for people accessing aged care services.

Date: 15 – 17 July 2020 
Location: There will be no public access. Please follow the hearing on the live webcast.
Time: 10:00am local time

Adelaide Workshop 2

Research, innovation and technology

The Royal Commission held a workshop in Adelaide from Monday 16 March 2020 to Tuesday 17 March 2020. It inquired into research, innovation and technology.

Date: 16 - 17 March 2020
Location: Banksia Rooms 1 & 2, Lower Lobby, InterContinental, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Time: 10:00am local time

Adelaide Hearing 4

Future aged care program redesign

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety held a hearing in Adelaide on the morning of Wednesday 4 March 2020 for the purpose of hearing submissions from Senior Counsel Assisting, Peter Gray QC, on aged care program redesign.

Date: 4 March 2020
Location: Court 11, L3, Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Courts, 3 Angas St, Adelaide SA 5000
Time: 10:00am local time

Adelaide Hearing 3

The future of the aged care workforce

Adelaide Hearing 3 inquired into staffing numbers and mix, terms and conditions of employment, workforce planning and the role of the Commonwealth, education and training of the workforce and registration of personal care workers.

Date: 21 February 2020
Location: Adelaide Convention Centre, Riverbank Rooms 2 and 3, Adelaide SA 5000
Time: 9:00am local time

Adelaide Workshop 1

Redesign of the aged care system

The first hearing of 2020 was conducted as a workshop and focused on the redesign of the aged care system. It was held in Adelaide on Monday 10 February and Tuesday 11 February 2020.

Date: 10 – 11 February 2020
Location: Adelaide Convention Centre, City Rooms 1 & 2, Adelaide SA 5000
Time: 10:00am local time

Canberra Hearing

Interfaces between the aged care and the health care systems

The Canberra hearing inquired into interfaces between the aged care system and the health care system, including both Commonwealth and state/territory programs. It examined whether older people, particularly those living in residential aged care facilities, are able to access the health services they need as they age.

Date: 9 – 13 December 2019
Location: The Vibe Hotel, Canberra, 1 Rogan St, Canberra ACT 2609
Time: 10:00am local time

Hobart Hearing

Aged care operations of selected approved providers

The Hobart Hearing inquired into the operations of selected approved providers that operate residential aged care facilities in Tasmania and elsewhere in Australia.

Date: 11 – 15 November 2019
Location: Derwent Room, Wrest Point, 410 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay, TAS 7005
Time: 10:00 am local time