Public hearing into Geelong Grammar

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
August 5, 2015

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Melbourne commencing on 1 September 2015 at the County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne.

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.

Any person or institution who believes that they have a direct and substantial interest in the scope and purpose of the public hearing is invited to lodge a written application for leave to appear at the public hearing by 14 August 2015.

Applications for leave to appear should be made using the form available on the Royal Commission website

The form should be lodged with the Royal Commission via:
Email: or Mail: GPO Box 5283, Sydney NSW 2001.

The public hearing will be streamed live to the public via webcast on the Royal Commission's website at



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