Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence

An inquiry into the suitability of Crown Melbourne Limited to hold a casino licence.

The Commission

On 22 February 2021, Her Excellency, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, signed letters patent appointing the Hon. Ray Finkelstein AO QC as Commissioner and Chairperson of the Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence.

Translated materials that explain what the Royal Commission is about, how to make a submission, and the Terms of Reference are available. 


The Commission commenced its public hearings on Monday 17 May 2021. You can watch a live stream of the hearings, or view a recording of previous public hearings.

In response to Victorian Government restrictions in place for COVID-19, the Commission has made adjustments to how the court hearings will operate.

View the schedule for hearing topics and witnesses,


The Commission is continuing to accept public submissions past its closing date of 26 April 2021 from members of the public and interested organisations, who request an extension. Find out how to make a submission, or read submissions from the public that have been published.

Reviewed 25 May 2021