Hearings

The Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug ‘Ice’ will hold public and private hearings in Sydney, Broken Hill, Dubbo, Lismore, Nowra and the Hunter Region.

The details of these hearings will be published on this page to assist witnesses and members of the public.

Scheduled Hearings

Hearing – Broken Hill

Date: 16 July 2019 to 18 July 2019 

Address: Broken Hill Local Court
238 Argent Street
Broken Hill NSW 2880

Time: 10am

The Broken Hill hearing of the Special Commission will hear evidence about the use of and responses to crystal methamphetamine and other illicit amphetamine-type stimulants in Broken Hill and the Far West NSW region.

Detailed information about this hearing is contained in Scope and Purpose: Hearing – Broken Hill.

To make an application for authorisation to appear at the Broken Hill hearing, please complete and submit the Application for authorisation to appear form and provide a short submission in support of the application by Monday, 8 July 2019

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Previous hearings

Directions Hearing and Opening Addresses (Counsel Assisting only) 

Date: 28 March 2019

Address: Hearing room
Level 3, Records Wing
Registrar-General’s Building
1 Prince Albert Road
Sydney NSW 2000

Time: 10am to 1pm

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No applications for authorisation to appear will be entertained.

Hearing – Sydney (General)

Date: 7 May 2019 to 10 May 2019 

Address: Hearing room
Level 3, Records Wing
Registrar-General’s Building
1 Prince Albert Road
Sydney NSW 2000

Time: 10am

The Sydney (General) hearing of the Special Commission will hear evidence about the use of and responses to crystal methamphetamine and other illicit amphetamine stimulants in the Sydney region.

Detailed information about this hearing is contained in Scope and Purpose: Hearing – Sydney (General).

To make an application for authorisation to appear at the Sydney (General) hearing, please complete and submit the Application for authorisation to appear form and provide a short submission in support of the application by 23 April 2019.

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Hearing – Lismore

Date/time: 9:30am 14 May 2019,  9:30am 15 May 2019 

Address: Lismore Local Court
9-11 Zadoc Street
Lismore

The Lismore hearing of the Special Commission will hear evidence about the use of and responses to crystal methamphetamine and other illicit amphetamine stimulants in the Lismore region.

Detailed information about this hearing is contained in Scope and Purpose: Hearing – Lismore.

To make an application for authorisation to appear at the Lismore hearing, please complete and submit the Application for authorisation to appear form and provide a short submission in support of the application by 6 May 2019

Practice Guideline 3 deals with applications for authorisation to appear.

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Hearing – Nowra

Date: 30 May 2019 to 31 May 2019

Address: Nowra Local Court, 88 Plunket Street, Nowra.

Time: 10am

The Nowra hearing of the Special Commission will hear evidence about the use of and responses to crystal methamphetamine and other illicit amphetamine stimulants in the Nowra and South Coast region.

Detailed information about this hearing is contained in Scope and Purpose: Hearing – Nowra.

To make an application for authorisation to appear at the Nowra hearing, please complete and submit the Application for authorisation to appear form and provide a short submission in support of the application by 22 May 2019. 

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Hearing – Dubbo

Date: 4 June 2019 to 6 June 2019 

The public hearing will be held at the Dubbo Federal Circuit Court, at

Address: Dubbo Family Law Registry
Level 2, Dubbo Commonwealth Offices
188 Macquarie Street
Dubbo NSW 2830

Time: 9:30am

The Dubbo hearing of the Special Commission will hear evidence about the use of and responses to crystal methamphetamine and other illicit amphetamine stimulants in the Dubbo and Western NSW region.

Detailed information about this hearing is contained in Scope and Purpose: Hearing – Dubbo.

To make an application for authorisation to appear at the Dubbo hearing, please complete and submit the application for authorisation to appear form and provide a short submission in support of the application by Monday, 27 May 2019.

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Hearing – East Maitland

Date: 18 June 2019 to 20 June 2019

Address: East Maitland Court House

1 John Street
East Maitland NSW 2323

Time: 9:30am

The East Maitland hearing of the Special Commission will hear evidence about the use of and responses to crystal methamphetamine and other illicit amphetamine stimulants in the Hunter and New England region.

Detailed information about this hearing is contained in Scope and Purpose: Hearing – East Maitland.

To make an application for authorisation to appear at the East Maitland hearing, please complete and submit the application for authorisation to appear form and provide a short submission in support of the application by Wednesday, 5 June 2019.

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Public hearings of the Special Commission will be open to the public although seating will be limited. Public hearings will also be streamed live through this site through the link below.

Note: Please allow at least 10 minutes for security screening if you are planning to attend the hearing. This is important to ensure thorough security procedures are accommodated and timely arrival at the hearing.

Transcripts and Witness List

Witness lists and transcripts of public hearings will be uploaded to this page once available.