Inquest into the deaths arising from the Lindt Café siege


Attending the inquest

The inquest is currently adjourned.

When the inquest is sitting, people wishing to attend the inquest on any particular day are required to register, on that day, on the ground floor of the adjacent Downing Centre, at 143-147 Liverpool Street, Sydney. Registration will be required for every day on which a person wishes to attend, even if registration has been granted on an earlier day.

Registration for each day opens at 8.30am. The hearing commences at 10am each day.

People who wish to attend the hearing must provide photo identification at registration.

Spaces in the public gallery and media room are strictly limited. Social media, mobile phones and iPads/other tablets are prohibited in the court room.

At the State Coroner's discretion, some proceedings may be held in closed session and members of the public cannot attend such sessions.

​Court dates​

The inquest is currently adjourned.

The first segment of the inquest was held from Monday, 25 May 2015 to Friday, 5 June 2015. The second segment of the inquest was held from Monday, 17 August 2015 to Friday, 4 September 2015.

A public 'opening' of the third segment, regarding ASIO and related security issues, was held on Wednesday, 18 November 2015. That segment has been conducted as a closed court session and the listing details of the closed hearings (including the dates and location) will not be published.

The fourth segment of the inquest began on Monday, 21 March 2016 and continued to Wednesday, 17 August 2016. It examined the siege itself, and the response to, and management of, it by law enforcement.​