Live webcast available of Royal Commission preliminary hearing

This Friday's preliminary hearing of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will be available to view via webcast from the Commission's website from 10am (Australian Central Daylight Time).

The public are welcome to attend the hearing however, seating will be limited and those who do decide to attend are advised to allow at least 30 to 45 minutes to clear security before entry to the courtroom at the Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Courts at 3 Angas Street, Adelaide.

The Commissioners will each make a statement setting 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 Commission will commence hearing evidence from witnesses from February. Details about those hearings will be announced later this month. 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.

The public are welcome to make submissions to the Commission in a number of ways:

  • via the website submissions form on the Submissions page
  • by mail: Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, GPO Box 1151, Adelaide SA 5001
  • by talking to someone on our information helpline: 1800 960 711

Media attendance

There will be a limited number of seats for the media inside the courtroom. Additional seating will be available in the Media Room on the ground floor where the hearing will be livestreamed and there will be audio and video feeds available. Members of the media are reminded to familiarise themselves with the Media Guidelines for Public Hearings when covering hearings of the Royal Commission.

Video and photography will be limited to pool coverage. Media will be required to show your media credentials as you sign in. Please allow time for security screening if you are planning to attend the hearing.