Community forums

​​The Royal Commission is holding community forums in a number of locations around the country. At community forums, people can hear about the work of the Royal Commission and share their stories.

Anyone can attend a community forum but for planning purposes you will need to pre-register to attend. All engagement events including community forums will be fully accessible, including Auslan Interpreters and live captioning on the day. For more information, visit our Accessibility and Inclusion Strategy.

We will let people know about upcoming community forums on this website and through the mailing list.

Upcoming community forums

Hobart, 26 November 2019,
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hobart Function & Conference Centre, 1 Elizabeth Street Pier Hobart
Register for evening Hobart community forum

Hobart, 26 November 2019,
10:00 am - 12:00 pm noon
Hobart Function & Conference Centre, 1 Elizabeth Street Pier Hobart
Register for morning Hobart community forum

Gawler, 14 November 2019, 10:00am – 12 noon
Gawler Civic Centre, 89-91 Murray Street, Gawler
Register for Gawler community forum

Adelaide, 12 November 2019, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Stamford Plaza Adelaide, 150 North Terrace
Register for evening Adelaide community forum

Adelaide, 12 November 2019, 10:00am - 12 noon
Stamford Plaza Adelaide, 150 North Terrace
Register for morning Adelaide community forum

Previous community forums

Townsville, 9 September 2019, 10:00am - 1:00pm
The Ville Resort-Casino, Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville.

Questions and Answers

Do I have to pre-register for the event?
It's important that you pre-register for the event so that we know who will be attending and if you need any assistance on the day.

Can I speak and share a story at the forum?
A limited number of people will be able to give a brief statement. If you would like to do so, please let us know when you register. We will provide guidelines to all registered speakers.

How else can I contribute at the forum?
Anybody who attends a community forum will be able, if they wish, to talk with Commission staff on the day or provide written feedback to us.

Will you be holding more forums?
The Townsville community forum is the first of many that will be held over the coming years. We will update this website as new forums are announced and we will let subscribers know through our mailing list.

I would like to pre-register but need some help. Who can help me?
If you need help to pre-registering, please contact us:

  • by email at
  • by telephone on 1800 517 199 or +61 7 3734 1900 (Australian Eastern Daylight Time [AEDT] is now in operation in most Australian States. Please note our telephone hotline business hours will be 9:00am to 6:00pm AEDT Monday to Friday, excluding national public holidays.)

What if I can't get to the forum?
If you are not able to attend a community forum in your area, you can make a submission.​​​​