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 and the Terms of Reference are available. 

Hearings and submissions

The Commission concluded its public hearings on 9 July 2021. You can view recordings of the public hearings and read the transcripts. The schedule of hearing topics and witnesses that appeared is also available.

Closing submissions by Counsel Assisting the Commission, and responsive submissions were heard in July and August 2021. Find out more about the submissions here.

Public submissions

The public submissions process concluded on 9 July 2021. You can read the public submissions that have been published.

Final report

The Commissioner is required to report to the Governor of Victoria no later than 15 October 2021.

Reviewed 03 August 2021