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Sydney Hearing 4

Home Care

At this hearing, the Commissioners will examine some of the key design issues for a new home care system and how to transition to a new system.

Date: 31 August - 2 September 2020 
Location: There will be no public access. Please follow the hearing on the live webcast.
Time: 10am (AEST)

Recent research commissioned by the Royal Commissioners reveals that older people have a strong preference to stay in their own homes should they ever have a need for support or care (What Australians Think of Ageing and Aged Care, Roy Morgan, July 2020). At Adelaide Hearing 4, Counsel Assisting submitted that the improvement and expansion of aged care in people's homes and their communities must be a major focus of any re-designed system. At this hearing, Commissioners will consider key features, including:

  • employment and engagement arrangements for home care workers
  • qualifications and training for home care workers
  • safeguards for older people receiving care in their homes
  • regulation of aged care services delivered to people in their homes and in the community.

Leave to appear

Applications for leave to appear at the public hearing from anyone who considers that they have a direct and substantial interest in the matters that will be examined at the public hearing must be received by 5pm (ACST) on Monday, 17 August 2020.

Individuals who have been invited or required to give evidence at the public hearing are invited to make an application for leave to appear. Any application for leave to appear will be determined in accordance with Practice Guideline 3 and must be made using the Royal Commission's application form.




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.