Royal Commission preliminary hearing to be on 18 January 2019

The preliminary public hearing of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will be held in Adelaide at 10am on Friday, 18 January 2019.

At the hearing the Commissioners will set out their vision for the operation of the Royal Commission, including the conduct of the hearings to follow. Senior Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission will make a brief opening statement. No applications for leave to appear will be entertained. No witnesses will be called.

The hearing will be held at the Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Court Building in Courtroom 11, on Level 3, at 3 Angas St, Adelaide. The hearing will be open to the public although seating will be limited.

The hearing will be streamed live through the Royal Commission's website and a transcript will be available on this site after the hearing. Further information about the Commission is available on the website.

The Commission will be hearing evidence from witnesses from February. Details about those hearings will be announced in early 2019. Applications for leave to appear at those hearings can be made in accordance with practice guidelines, which will be published on the Commission's website.

Background information about aged care

As the Royal Commission progresses it will, from time to time, publish relevant documents which relate to the Commission's Terms of Reference.

The Commission has already published on its website a large number of reports, statistical data and evaluations of programs relating to the aged care sector over the past 10 to 15 years.

These publications are available to the public to view and, consolidated in this way for the first time, are a valuable resource for generating a greater understanding of the aged care sector in Australia.

Published on 13 December 2018.