The Royal Commission held a public hearing from Tuesday 2 to Friday 12 August 2016 in Newcastle. The hearing continued on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 August 2016 in Newcastle. From Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 November 2016 and on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 November 2016 the hearing continued in Sydney.
The public hearing inquired into the experiences of survivors of child sexual abuse perpetrated by clergy and lay people involved in or associated with the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle.
In August the hearing was held at Newcastle Courthouse, 323 Hunter St, Newcastle. In November, the hearing was held at Level 17, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney.