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 Draft Accessibility Strategy.

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

Upcoming Forums

Townsville Community Forum – Monday, 9 September 2019
Location: The Ville Resort-Casino, Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville QLD 4810
Date: Monday, 9 September 2019
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm

You can register by:

  • Eventbrite: Register to attend online
  • Telephone: 1800 517 199 (9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday AEST excluding public holidays)

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:

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.