Public Hearings

The Royal Commission will publish details of hearings on this page to assist parties, witnesses and members of the public.

Round 7

Date: 19 November - 23 November 2018

Location: Sydney

Date: 26 November - 30 November 2018

Location: Melbourne

The seventh round of public hearings will focus on policy questions arising from the first six rounds.

Round 6

Date: 10 September - 21 September 2018

Location: Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Time: 9:00am

The sixth round of public hearings will focus on insurance.

Further information on topics to be covered in Round 6 are now available on the Round 6 hearings page.

Applications for leave to appear for Round 6 have now closed.

Round 5

Date: 6 August 2018 - 17 August 2018

Location: Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Time: 9:30am

The fifth round of public hearings will focus on superannuation.

Further information on topics to be covered are now available on the Round 5 hearings page.

Applications for leave to appear for Round 5 have now closed.

Round 4

(Brisbane and Darwin)

Date: 25 June 2018 – 29 June 2018

Location: Brisbane Magistrates Court, 363 George Street, Brisbane, Qld 4000

Date: 2 July 2018 – 6 July 2018

Location: Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, Supreme Court Building, State Square, Darwin, NT 0800

The fourth round of public hearings will focus on issues affecting Australians who live in remote and regional communities, which relate to farming finance and interactions between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and financial services entities.

Applications for leave to appear for Round 4 have now closed.

Further information on topics and case studies to be covered can be found on the Round 4 hearings page.

Round 3

Date: 21 May 2018 – 1 June 2018

Location: Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

The third round of hearings will focus on loans to small and medium enterprises.

Further information on topics to be covered in Round 3 can be found on the Round 3 hearings page.

Transcripts of each hearing day are available on the Transcripts and Witness list page.

Round 2

Date: 16 April 2018 – 27 April 2018

Location: Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

The second round of hearings on financial advice have now concluded.

Further information on topics covered, written submissions, exhibits and leave to appear, can be found on the Round 2 hearings page.

Transcripts of each hearing day are available on the Transcripts and Witness list page.

Round 1

Date: 13 March 2018 – 23 March 2018

Location: Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

The first round of hearings on consumer lending practices have now concluded.

Further information on topics covered, written submissions, exhibits and leave to appear, can be found on the Round 1 hearings page.

Transcripts of each hearing day are available on the Transcripts and Witness list page.

The hearings will be open to the public although seating will be limited. Hearings will also be streamed live through this site.

Note: Please allow at least 30-45 minutes for security screening if you are planning to attend the hearing. This is important to ensure thorough security procedures are accommodated and timely arrival at the hearing.

Information for witnesses

Information for witnesses is now available.

Leave to appear

To apply for leave to appear you must complete and email the application form available below. Please follow the instructions on the form carefully.

Before applying for leave to appear, it is recommended that you read Practice Guideline 3 (PG3) - Procedures for leave to appear and witnesses.

Leave to appear will be granted when an applicant has a direct or substantial interest in the hearing of a Case Study or the subject of inquiry, and will generally be granted when an applicant:

  • has been summonsed to give evidence
  • is the subject of an inquiry to be undertaken,or
  • may be the subject of an adverse allegation.

Application for leave to appear [PDF 103KB]
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