Register now for upcoming community consultations

Registrations close at 5pm on the day before the consultation session.

Key Dates

Friday 5 April 2019

Whittlesea community consultation - Registrations now closed

Tuesday 9 April 2019

Pakenham consultation sessions - Registrations now closed

Thursday 11 April 2019

Warrnambool consultation session - Registrations now closed

Thursday 11 April 2019 – Friday 12 April 2019

Hamilton consultation sessions - Registrations now closed

Monday 15 April 2019

Geelong consultation sessions - Registrations now closed

Tuesday 16 April 2019

Ballarat consultation sessions - Registrations now closed

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Sunshine consultation session - Registrations now closed

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Mildura consultation sessions

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Swan Hill consultation sessions

Friday 3 May 2019

Melbourne consultation sessions

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Dandenong consultation session

Wednesday 8 May 2019

St Kilda consultation session

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Preston consultation session

Thursday 9 May 2019

Werribee consultation session

Thursday 9 May 2019

Melbourne CBD consultation session

Tuesday 14 May 2019

Healesville consultation session

Tuesday 14 May 2019

Seymour consultation session

Thursday 16 May 2019

Shepparton consultation sessions

Friday 17 May 2019

Bendigo consultation session

Monday 20 May 2019

Box Hill consultation session

Tuesday 21 May 2019

Sale consultation session

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Warragul consultation session

Please refer back to this page regularly for further details about upcoming locations.


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Types of community consultation

We will be visiting communities throughout Victoria to hear about people’s experiences with mental illness.

The Commissioners will hold three types of community consultation sessions in rural, regional and metropolitan communities. These will include:

  • community forums for the public, people living with mental illness, their family members, carers and those with an interest in mental health
  • sessions for people living with mental illness, their family members or carers who may prefer to attend a dedicated discussion
  • roundtables on local issues

You can register your interest in attending on of the above forums by:

  • completing this short online form above or
  • calling 1800 00 11 34 between 9.00am and 5.00pm (Monday to Friday excluding public holidays).

After you have registered, the Commission will provide you with details about the:

  • time and venue for the local consultation session, including how you can get there
  • format for the consultation session, including general information and guidance about how you may like to prepare.

What you can expect on the day

The session is expected to run for between 90 minutes to two hours. The Commissioners, appointed to lead the Royal Commission, will introduce themselves and explain how your input will be used.

The session will run in a way where you can share your experiences, views and suggestions with other people, including a representative from the Royal Commission. This may include through small group discussions. Contributions from all participants will be noted and summarised.

At the end of the session, the Commissioners will outline how you can follow the progress of the Royal Commission and contribute further. Once the session concludes, there will be an opportunity to mingle and informally share further reflections with other attendees.

There will be counselling support available on site during and after the session should you need it.

Other opportunities

There will be multiple ways and opportunities for you to share your experiences and ideas for change with the Commission. See Our approach for further information. Regular updates will be provided on this website over the course of the Commission.

Information provided during community consultations

For individuals

Information provided to the Commission may be referenced in the Commission’s interim and final reports. However, the information will not be attributed to individuals.

For organisations

Unless the representative is from the board or relevant management of an organisation, the Commission will treat any information received from those representatives as their personal opinion and not the relevant organisation’s official position.

We will not attribute any information to a particular representative without seeking the agreement of that representative and/or the relevant organisation. If the Commission is uncertain whether any information received represents an organisation’s official position, we will treat it is as an individual’s personal opinion.