Financial Services Royal Commission to hold initial public hearing

Media Release

22 January 2018

The Royal Commission into Misconduct into the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry will hold an initial public hearing in Melbourne at 10am on Monday 12 February 2018.

At this hearing the Commissioner and Senior Counsel Assisting will make short opening statements. No witnesses will be called.

The hearing will be held at Level 6, 11 Exhibition Street in Melbourne and 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 shortly after the hearing.

Further information about the Royal Commission and Terms of Reference are available on the Royal Commission's website:

Public Submissions

The Commission is inviting submissions from any individual or entity wishing to tell the Commission about misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation or Financial Services Industry. 

The online form for submissions is available on the Royal Commission website. 

The Commission is required to conduct an inquiry. It cannot resolve individual disputes, fix or award compensation, or make orders requiring a party to a dispute to take or not take any action.

The online form has been designed to organise the information provided in a way that will guide the user, and help the Commission, by categorising the information in line with the areas of inquiry set out in the Commission's Terms of Reference .

The Commission may contact some individuals or entities that make submissions. The Commission will not be able to contact everyone who makes a submission but will ensure that all submissions are recorded, reviewed and used to inform the Commission's work.

Further Information

Practice Guideline 1 sets out the procedures for establishing the conduct of the Royal Commission and Media Guidelines for public hearings are also available.

The Royal Commission can be contacted by email at for general enquiries and at for media enquiries.