The Royal Commission held a public hearing from Tuesday 1 to Friday 11 September 2015 in Melbourne and from Thursday 22 to Friday 23 October 2015 in Sydney.

The public hearing heard of the experiences of former students of Geelong Grammar School, Victoria.


The hearing in September was held at the County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne.

The hearing in October was held at Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney.

The scope and purpose of the public hearing is to inquire into:

  1. The experience of former students of Geelong Grammar School, Victoria.

  2. The responses of the School Council, Principals and other members of staff of Geelong Grammar School to:
    a. concerns raised about inappropriate conduct, or
    b. complaints about child sexual abuse
    where the concerns raised or complaints made related to the behaviour of teaching and non-teaching staff of Geelong Grammar School towards students.

  3. The past and current practices, policies and procedures in place at Geelong Grammar School in relation to raising and responding to concerns and complaints about child sexual abuse.

  4. Any related matters.


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