2009-10 Aged Care Approvals Round Results

Information about the 2009-10 Aged Care Approvals Round Results

Page last updated: 13 January 2011

Results of the 2009-10 Aged Care Approvals Round

A total of 12,272 new aged care places will be allocated across Australia with recurrent funding of approximately $450 million a year.

The new places comprise:
        • 5,643 new residential aged care places;
        • 2,408 new Community Aged Care Packages (CACP);
        • 2,714 new Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH) packages; and
        • 1,507 new EACH Dementia packages (EACH D)
In addition, more than $41.6 million in capital grants will be allocated to assist aged care providers build or improve residential aged care services. $2.4 million will be allocated as Community and Flexible Care Grants.

A total of $147 million in Zero Real Interest Loans (ZRIL) will be offered to providers to build 819 of the new residential places.

The new places are part of the 2009-10 Aged Care Approvals Round – a competitive assessment process that allocates aged care places to providers who best demonstrate they can meet the needs of the ageing population within a specified region. Decisions on the aged care places are made independently by the Department of Health and Ageing.

A summary of the new aged care places, capital grants and community and flexible grants is attached. The Department of Health and Ageing is writing to unsuccessful applicants.

A copy of the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butlers media release is available on the Department of Health and Ageing website at http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr10-mb-mb075.htm

2009-10 Aged Care Approvals Round – Summary of places and grants allocations

State/territory

Residential places

Community Aged Care Packages

Extended Aged Care at Home packages

Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia packages

Estimated Annual Recurrent funding

Capital Grants

Community and Flexible Care Grants

New South Wales
1,604
722
452
155
$92.4m
$3.98m
$0.36m
Victoria
1,573
428
338
210
$100.4m
$5.82m
$0.53m
Queensland
1,583
471
772
442
$125.3m
$21.01m
$0.56m
Western Australia
314
507
922
562
$89.3m
$0.76m
$0.40m
South Australia
237
135
17
10
$12.6m
-
$0.05m
Tasmania
221
36
22
14
$12.1m
$3.44m
$0.10m
Australian Capital Territory
91
72
175
104
$17.7m
-
$0.10m
Northern Territory
20
37
16
10
$2.7
$6.61m
$0.34m
Totals
5,643
2,408
2,714
1,507
$452.6m
$41.62m
$2.45m
Of the 5,643 new residential places listed above, 312 have also been approved for extra service status.

Deferred allocations

As at 12 January 2011, the above places include deferred applications from providers who are awaiting approved provider status. The deferred allocations comprise:
  • 12 CACPs and 2 EACHD packages in New South Wales;
  • 26 EACH packages and 10 EACHD packages in Victoria;
  • 10 CACPs, 65 EACH packages and 20 EACHD packages in Queensland;
  • 20 CACPs, 37 EACH packages and 5 EACHD packages in Western Australia;
  • 3 CACPs in Tasmania; and
  • 11 EACH packages and 10 EACHD packages in the Northern Territory.
As the approved provider applications are progressively approved, this website, listing the details of the successful applicants in the 2009-10 Aged Care Approvals Round, will be updated.

Details of the new allocations

Details of the allocations made to the successful applicants listed in order by state/territory and by approved provider can be obtained by following the links below.

Residential aged care places and Capital Grant allocations

PDF printable version of the Residential aged care places and Capital Grant allocations by Approved Provider (PDF 185 KB). (Note: Residential aged care places associated with a Zero Real Interest Loan are included in the table under Zero Real Interest Loan Offers by Approved Provider below.)

Community Aged Care packages and Community Care Grant allocations

PDF printable version of the Community Aged Care places and community/flexible grant Allocations by Approved provider (PDF 241 KB)

Extended Aged Care at Home packages and Flexible Care Grant allocations

PDF printable version of the Extended Aged Care at Home packages and Flexible Care Grant allocations (PDF 264 KB)

Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia packages and Flexible Care Grant allocations

PDF printable version of the Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia packages and Flexible Care Grant allocations (PDF 208 KB)

Zero Real Interest Loan Offers

PDF printable version of the Zero Real Interest Loan Offers by Approved Provider (PDF 37 KB)

Further information on Zero Interest Loans can be found at http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/ageing-zero-interest.htm
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Further information

All applicants will receive written notification of the results of their application(s).

Successful applicants will receive a follow-up letter from the Department with further details of their approval, including conditions of allocation.

Unsuccessful applicants have the opportunity to obtain feedback from the Department regarding their application(s).

Applicants with unsuccessful applications wishing to obtain feedback from the Department should contact the appropriate State or Territory office of the Department to arrange a mutually convenient appointment. Telephone numbers are listed below.

State or territory office

Contact telephone number

Freecall number

New South Wales(02) 9263 35161800 048 998
Ask for extension 3516
Victoria(03) 9665 87121800 822 882
Ask for extension 8712
Queensland(07) 3360 26611800 177 099
Ask for extension 2661
Western Australia(08) 9346 52271800 198 008
Ask for extension 227
South Australia(08) 8237 83341800 188 098
Ask for extension 8334
Tasmania(03) 6221 14921800 005 119
Ask for extension 1492
Australian Capital Territory(02) 6289 28641800 020 102
Ask for extension 2864
Northern Territory(08) 8919 34871800 019 122
Ask for extension 3487
Unsuccessful applicants for capital grants will receive separate written advice providing reasons as to why their capital grant application was not successful.

Extra Service Status

Details in relation to Extra Service Status applications can be found at www.health.gov.au/ess

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