Sydney Public Hearings FAQs

Commissioner at the Melbourne CBD hearings

Sydney Public Hearings FAQs

Where Do I Go?

Sydney CBD

Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th, and Thursday 31st October

Youth Action

401/52-58 William St, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011


Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th, and Wednesday 6th November

Building 1, Level 3, Room 69

Western Sydney University, Parramatta Campus

169 Macquarie Street and 100 George Street, Parramatta NSW, 2150


Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th of November

Building I, Level 1, Room 4 & 5

Western Sydney University Penrith Campus

Second Ave, Kingswood NSW 2747


Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th November

Building 3, Level 4, Room 1

Western Sydney University Liverpool Campus

100 Macquarie Street, Liverpool NSW 2170

Agenda On The Day

The agenda for each public hearing is as follows:

9:00 amPublic hearing begins
9:00-9:35 amPresentation #1
9:40-10:15 amPresentation #2
10:20-10:40 amBREAK
10:40-11:15 amPresentation #3
11:20-11:55 amPresentation #4
12:00 -1:00 pmLUNCH
1:00-1:35 pmPresentation #5
1:40-2:15 pmPresentation #6
2:20-2:40 pmBREAK
2:40-3:15 pmPresentation #7
3:20-3:55 pmPresentation #8
4:00 pmPublic hearings end

Each presentation runs for 20 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of question time from the Commissioners. There will be time during the breaks and at the end of the day to have conversations with the presenters, other observers and the Commissioners.  


Commissioners sitting accross the Sydney CBD, Parramatta, Penrith, and Liverpool hearings include: Major David Eldridge AM, Dr. May Lam, Ms. Lisa Paul AO PSM, Ms. Sophie Johnston, and Mr. Howard Kelly. You can read their biographies here.

General Tips For Being An Observer

  • Please put your phones on silent as to not disturb the presenters
  • Remain quiet during the presentations
  • Please do not film or take photos of people presenting without prior consent
  • Time your arrival and departure before or after presentations, not during someone’s presentation.

Questions Or Queries

If you have any questions or queries we can help with, please don’t hesitate to reach out at This includes how we can make this event inclusive of you.