Melbourne Hearing 3

Aged care workforce

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Melbourne from Monday 14 October to Friday 18 October 2019. At this public hearing, the Royal Commission will inquire into the aged care workforce, with a focus on how to:

  • enhance the aged care workforce’s capacity and capability to provide high quality care and support good quality of life to care recipients
  • make the aged care sector a more attractive and rewarding place to work.

Public Submission

Guidance on how to make a submission to the Royal Commission can be found on the Submissions page.

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 public hearing must be received by 5pm (ACST) on Friday 4 October 2019.

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.

Practice Guideline 3 and the application for leave to appear form are available for download below:

Further assistance

If you are having difficulty viewing any of the documents on this page, or require an accessible format, please email

If you are unable to communicate via email please phone the Royal Commission on 1800 960 711 to make alternative arrangements.