Results of the 2012-13 Aged Care Approvals Round

Information about the 2012-13 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR)

Page last updated: 10 December 2013

Following the conduct of the 2012-13 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR), a total of 13,610 new aged care places will be allocated across Australia. The new places have an estimated annual recurrent funding value of over $505 million.

The new places comprise 7,775 residential aged care places (5,247 high care and 2,528 low care) and 5,835 Home Care Packages.

A total of more than $156 million in zero real interest loans will be offered to providers to build 986 new residential aged care places, as well as make 257 provisionally allocated places operational.

In addition, $51 million in capital grants will be allocated to assist aged care providers build new, or improve existing residential aged care services.

The 2012-13 ACAR is a competitive assessment process that allocates aged care places to those applicants who best demonstrate they can meet the needs of the ageing population within a specified aged care planning region. Decisions on the allocation of new aged care places, zero real interest loans and capital grants are made independently by the Department of Health and Ageing.

A summary of the new aged care places, zero real interest loans and capital grant allocations is attached.

Residential places
Home Care Packages
Estimated annual recurrent funding ($m)
Zero Real Interest Loans ($m)
Capital Grants

Deferred allocations

As at 10 December 2013, the above places include deferred allocations in respect of applicants who are awaiting the required approved provider status. The deferred allocations comprise:
  • 68 residential aged care places and 79 Home Care Packages in New South Wales;
  • 26 Home Care Packages in Victoria;
  • 52 Home Care Packages in Queensland;
  • 115 residential aged care places in Western Australia; and
As the related approved provider applications are progressively approved, this website, listing the details of the successful applicants in the 2012-13 ACAR, will be updated.

Details of the new allocations

Details of the allocations made to the successful applicants, (excluding the above-mentioned deferred allocations), listed by state/territory and by approved provider, can be obtained by following the links below:

Residential aged care places and capital grant allocations

By provider

By region

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.

Home Care Package allocations

By provider

By region

Zero real interest loan offers

By provider

By region

Feedback to applicants

To assist applicants who applied in the 2012-13 ACAR, the following documents provide a summary of some of the common reasons applications were not successful, as well as information on areas where less competitive applications commonly could have been strengthened: Written feedback is also being provided to those applicants who registered for it with the Department.

2012 Extra Service Approvals Round

The 2012 Extra Service Approvals Round was run in conjunction with the 2012-13 ACAR. Extra Service status has been approved in respect of 1,288 residential aged care places (1,057 high care and 231 low care).

The results of the 2012 Extra Service Approvals Round can be found at the Extra Service Status webpage.

All applicants will receive written notification of the results of their allocation.

Successful applicants will receive a formal notice granting Extra Service status.

2012-13 ACAR Essential Guide

(incorporating at Section 7 the 2012-13 Regional Distribution of Aged Care Places)
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Section 1 Introduction

Section 2 Home Care Packages

Section 3 Residential Aged Care Places, Zero Real Interest Loan and/or Capital Grant

Section 4 Zero Real Interest loans

Section 5 Capital Grants

Section 6 Extra Service status

Section 7 Regional Distribution of Aged Care Places

Section 8 Regional Response to the 2011 Aged Care Approvals Round

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