Information for witnesses

If a person is required to give evidence at the Royal Commission, it is usual practice for the Commission to issue a summons to that person.

Prior to giving evidence, witnesses will be contacted by the Royal Commission and provided with information about claiming expenses and travel assistance.

A person who is summoned to attend and give evidence before the Commission is allowed to be legally represented while he or she is giving evidence.

If you have received a summons and have further questions, please contact the Royal Commission by email at or by telephone on 1800 960 711.

Information on legal financial assistance for people engaging with the Royal Commission is available on the Attorney-General Department’s website.