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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

The hearing commenced at 10am (ACST) on Monday, 10 February 2020. It can be viewed through the Royal Commission's YouTube channel.

This workshop followed the release in December 2019 of Consultation Paper 1 on program redesign, a call for submissions in response to that paper and consultation with stakeholders and experts in preparation for the workshop.

About the workshops

Hearings in the form of workshops will be used to gather evidence from witnesses in a less formal setting than the public hearings held in 2019. Workshops will not be held in a hearing room or court-like setting. Workshops may involve multiple sessions over several days.

Counsel Assisting will facilitate discussion between workshop participants. The Commissioners will moderate the proceedings.

Participants will be selected on the basis of their experience or expertise, their submissions to the Royal Commission, or past engagement with the Royal Commission. Participation in workshops is by invitation only. A list of participants will be published on the website before each workshop.

Workshops are designed to help test propositions in the lead up to the development and finalisation of the recommendations that the Commissioners will make in their final report in November 2020.

Content Warning: Please be aware that images and descriptions contained within exhibits tendered at hearings of the Royal Commission and public submissions published on this website could be confronting to some.


To see a full list of all exhibits tendered to the Royal Commission please visit the Document Library.


The Royal Commission will publish its reports and other papers as they become available.  A range of research papers, background papers and related publications are also available.