The Royal Commission held a public hearing in Newcastle from Wednesday 31 August to Thursday 8 September 2016.
The hearing resumed for one day on Friday 9 December 2016 in Sydney.
The public hearing inquired into the response of Catholic Church authorities in the Maitland-Newcastle region to allegations of child sexual abuse by clergy and religious
From Wednesday 31 August 2016 to Thursday 8 September 2016 the hearing was held at Newcastle Courthouse, 343 Hunter St Newcastle.
On Friday 9 December 2016 the hearing was held at Level 17, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney.