Aged care Royal Commission hearings begin Monday

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold its first public hearing in Adelaide from Monday 11 February to Wednesday 13 February and from Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February 2019.


The subjects to be covered in this hearing will be:

  • The key features of the aged care quality, safety and complaints system at the level of the Australian Government, including how that system was operated, monitored and regulated prior to 1 January 2019 and how it is expected that the system will be operated, monitored and regulated following the establishment of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.
  • The changing demographics of the Australian population and the implications this has for the aged care system.
  • The nature and meaning of 'quality' and 'safety' within the Australian aged care system, as those concepts are understood from a variety of national perspectives.
  • Key issues affecting the functioning of the Australian aged care system identified from the perspectives of representative bodies, and from the experience of people receiving or seeking aged care services.


The Adelaide hearings will begin at 10:00 am, Monday 11 February through to Wednesday 13 February and Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February 2019, Court 11, Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Courts, 3 Angas St, Adelaide SA 5000.


Further details about the hearings are available on the Royal Commission website:


8 February 2019.