Public submissions to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Attack on Christchurch Mosques have now closed.

The Royal Commission would like to thank everyone who took the time to make a submission and contribute to the inquiry.

Each submission will now be considered alongside evidence gathered by the Royal Commission and will help inform the final report.

The public submissions process opened on 1 July and closed on 27 September 2019. During that period, more than 1,100 submissions were received. Submissions will not be made public by the Royal Commission, although the final report may contain themes.

If you have any questions about the Royal Commission, please email us at or call 0800 222 987.

How the submissions will be used

Submissions, along with evidence gathered during the inquiry, will help inform the Royal Commission’s report, including findings and recommendations, which is due to be presented to the Governor-General by 30 April 2020.

The Inquiries Act 2013 says the final report must be presented by the appropriate Minister to the House of Representatives as soon as practicable after the inquiry has reported.


The Royal Commission will not publicly release submissions or personal details of submitters.

The Royal Commission may release a summary of the themes identified within submissions, but people’s personal details will not be released.

Any correspondence the Royal Commission receives containing threats to the safety and security of individuals or groups will be passed on to the Police for further action.

Security of information

The Royal Commission takes its responsibility to protect information seriously. 

All information will be stored on a secure database in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993.

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