Results of the 2012-13 Aged Care Approvals Round

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

Page last updated: 23 May 2014

Following the conduct of the 2012-13 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR), a total of 13,610 new aged care places were 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 was 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 was 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.

State/territory
Residential places
Home Care Packages
Estimated annual recurrent funding ($m)
Zero Real Interest Loans ($m)
Capital Grants
($m)
NSW
2,302
2,145
$145.9
$36.7
$2.2
VIC
2,235
1,626
$142.3
$27.4
$23.6
QLD
2,011
1,300
$129.8
$40.4
$12.7
WA
811
80
$50.6
$25.0
$2.8
SA
185
506
$21.7
$17.2
$3.2
TAS
51
150
$5.9
$9.7
$6.5
ACT
180
-
$8.0
-
-
NT
-
28
$1.1
-
-
Total
7,775
5,835
$505.3
$156.4
$51.0

Details of the new allocations

Details of the allocations made to the successful applicants, (excluding any 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

Regional response to the 2012-13 ACAR

A summary of outcomes from the 2012-13 ACAR including places made available, applications received, and places sought, by state/territory, by aged care planning region, and by care type Top of page

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