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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.

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

Mudgee Hearing

Provision of aged care in regional areas

The Mudgee Hearing inquired into arrangements for and issues associated with the provision of aged care services in regional and remote areas, including Multi-Purpose Services. The Hearing had a particular focus on aged care services in the Mudgee region.

Date: 4 – 6 November 2019
Location: Windamere Room, Parklands Resort and Conference Centre, 121 Ulan Road, Mudgee NSW 2850
Time: 10:00 am local time

Melbourne Hearing 3

Aged care workforce

Melbourne Hearing 3 inquired into the aged care workforce, with a focus on how to enhance capacity and how to make the aged care sector a more attractive and rewarding place to work.

Date: 14 – 18 October 2019
Location: Commonwealth Law Courts Building, Room 4A, 305 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Time: 9:15 am local time

Melbourne Hearing 2

Diversity in aged care

Melbourne Hearing 2 inquired into diversity in aged care, including culturally and linguistically diverse people, LGBTI groups, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, care leavers, veterans, and the homeless or those at risk of homelessness.

Date: 7 – 11 October 2019
Location: Ceremonial Court room, Level 3, County Court, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Time: 10:00am local time

Melbourne Hearing 1

Younger people in residential aged care

Melbourne Hearing 1 inquired into younger people in residential aged care, with a focus on impact, drivers and appropriateness of allocation policy as well as how to best support young people wishing to leave residential aged care.

Date: 9 – 11 September and 13 September 2019
Location: Ceremonial Court room, Level 3, County Court, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Time: 10:00am local time

Brisbane Hearing

Regulation of aged care

The Brisbane Hearing inquired into the regulation of aged care, with a focus on quality and safety and how aspects of the current regulatory system operate.

Date: 5 – 9 August 2019
Location: Court 7, Level 2, Commonwealth Law Courts, Harry Gibbs Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 119 North Quay, Brisbane
Time: 9:30am local time

Mildura Hearing

Carers for older Australians

The Mildura Hearing looked at the needs of family, informal and unpaid carers for older Australians, including support services for carers and respite care.

Date: 29 – 31 July 2019
Location: Mildura Arts Centre, 199 Cureton Ave Mildura VIC 3500
Time: 10:00am local time 

Darwin and Cairns Hearing

Access to aged care and clinical care

The Cairns Hearing focused on aspects of care in residential, home and flexible aged care programs and examined rural and regional issues and quality of life for individuals in care.

Cairns: 15 July – 17 July 2019
Location: Cairns Convention Centre - Sheridan St & Wharf St, Cairns City QLD 4870
Time: 10:00am local time

Darwin: 8 July – 12 July 2019
Location: Supreme Court Building, State Square, Darwin City NT 8000
Time: 10:00am local time

Perth Hearing

Person-centred care

The Perth Hearing of the Royal Commission inquired into the nature of person-centred care, advanced care planning and palliative care services.

Date: 24 June – 28 June 2019
Location: Commonwealth Law Courts - 1 Victoria Avenue, Perth WA 6000
Time: 9:30am local time

Broome Hearing

Access and inclusion

The Broome Hearing of the Royal Commission focused on care in remote areas, unique care needs of Indigenous Australians and issues of access and inclusion.

Date: 17 June – 19 June 2019 
Location: Broome Civic Centre, Jimmy Chi Hall, 27 Weld Street, Broome, WA 6725
Time: 9:30am local time