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Coronavirus COVID-19

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

In accordance with the Federal Government’s health advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements is working to adjust its operations.  

Current social distancing requirements mean it is no longer possible for the Commission to conduct its work face-to-face without exposing the community to unnecessary risk.

The Commissioners are committed to ensuring this important work continues and will use the technology available to further consult and gather information within the public health guidelines. This means examining options for digital, rather than in-person engagement.

In line with current health advice to limit public gatherings, the Commission has also suspended its community forums to help prevent any potential exposure to the virus.

As a result, the Commission will extend the public submission period by two weeks to 28 April 2020.

The Commission will continue to monitor and assess the risk in line with public health advice.

If you would like further information about steps the Royal Commission is taking to address Coronavirus, please call 1800 909 826 or email rcnda.enquiries@royalcommission.gov.au.

Information and advice about Coronavirus is available online.

No, the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements is working to adjust its operations.  

This means examining options for digital, rather than in-person engagement in line with public health guidelines.

No, current social distancing requirements mean it is no longer possible for the Commission to conduct its work face-to-face without exposing the community to unnecessary risk.

The Commission is examining options for digital, rather than in-person engagement.

Each story is equally important to the Commissioners and they strongly encourage anyone affected by the bushfires who has not yet had the opportunity to engage with the Commission to make a public submission.

The Commission has extended public submissions until 28 April 2020.

You can make a submission online.

You can also download the form and post it to the Commission.

If you prefer not to make a submission online, you can call 1800 909 826 to make a verbal submission over the phone.

The Royal Commission is planning to hold formal hearings.

The Commission is examining options for digital, rather than in-person engagement in line with public health guidelines.

Details about the Commission’s hearings will be announced as soon as possible.