Interim Report

The Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care was handed to the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) on 31 October 2019, and tabled in Parliament that day.

Click on the links below to download the report.

Printed copies of the Interim Report are no longer available.  

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About the Interim Report


Volume 1

Information gathered and some conclusions

Volume 1 cover for Interim Report 

Volume 2

Overview of public hearings

Volume 2 cover for Interim Report 

Volume 3

Appendices and summaries of community forums

Volume 3 cover for Interim Report 

If you are having difficulty downloading the report, or would like assistance, please call 1800 960 711 (8:00am-6:30pm ACDT, Monday-Friday except on public holidays. Interpreter service available).


The following corrections now appear in the digital version of the Interim Report:

Volume 1

Figure 1.3 Home Care Packages 2018—2019

Totals showing the number of Home Care Packages released at each of the four levels that apply were erroneously preceded by dollar signs in the printed edition. These have been removed for the creation of the digital file and labelling within the diagram has been expanded upon. Collective totals have been added too.

Volume 3

Appendix 6 Page 179, third service visit.

Service changed to: Our Lady of Consolation Home, Our Lady of Consolation Day Respite and Wellness Centre

Provider changed to: Our Lady of Consolation Aged Care Services Ltd.

Make a Submission

If you'd like to make a submission based on the content of this report, please contact

You can also:

  • write to the Royal Commission at GPO Box 1151 Adelaide SA 5001 or
  • telephone 1800 960 711 (between 8:00am-6:30pm ACDT Monday-Friday except on public holidays. Interpreter service available).

Submissions will be accepted until the end of April 2020.

We anticipate submissions will be published on the website.  However, the Royal Commission reserves the right not to publish submissions or to redact information in submissions before publication. 

If your submission is of a more general nature, or relates to other concerns in addition to the interim report specifically, then please go to our Submissions page and follow the instructions for making a submission. ​​​​​​​​​​