Royal Commission begins

On 8 July 2021, the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), issued the Letters Patent, which established the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.

The Letters Patent formally appoint the Commissioners and outline the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission. These are available for your awareness on the Royal Commission’s website.

As the Royal Commission has now commenced, the Government remains completely independent of the process and your enquiries should be forwarded to the Royal Commission directly. The Royal Commission website allows for all interested parties to subscribe to its mailing list.

Submissions can now be made to the Royal Commission website either through an online form or a paper version, which can be downloaded from the Royal Commission’s website, printed and mailed to: GPO Box 3273, Sydney NSW 2001.

If you have any issues making a submission or you would like the submission form posted to you, then you can ring the Royal Commission on 1800 329 095 between 09:00 and 19:00 AEST Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.