Previous Approvals Rounds
2004 Aged Care Approvals Round
Results of the 2004 Aged Care Approvals Round.
National results of residential aged care places and capital grants applicationsA summary of the residential aged care places and capital grant allocations are contained in the table below:
State or Territory
High care places
Low care places
TOTAL of all places
Recurrent Funds ($m)
Capital Grants ($m)
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|
Residential aged care places and capital grantsTop of page
More Aged Care Places: More Choice for Older AustraliansThe Federal Minister for Ageing, Julie Bishop, has announced that older Australians will have greater opportunity and choice to receive aged care in their local community with the allocation of 8,600 new residential care places this year.
The Australian Government will provide more than $217 million in annual recurrent funding for the 3,495 new high care and 5,105 new low care places, which have been allocated to 326 services across the nation, Ms Bishop said.
In addition, we will provide almost $40 million this year in capital grants to 49 aged care services to help them build or maintain quality accommodation for older Australians needing residential care.
The announcement of the allocation of places to successful applicants in Western Australia and Northern Territory was made on 4 February and the announcement of the initial allocations to the ACT was made on 10 February 2005. Today's announcement includes an additional allocation of places to the ACT and a further capital grant to the Northern Territory.
Further InformationAll applicants will receive written notification of the results of their application(s).
Successful applicants will also receive a second written advice from the Department with further details of their approval, including details of the conditions of allocation.
Unsuccessful applicants will have the opportunity to obtain feedback from the Department regarding their application(s). In order to obtain this feedback, unsuccessful applicants should contact their appropriate State and Territory office. The relevant Departmental contact telephone numbers are:
State or Territory office
Contact telephone number
|New South Wales||(02) 9263 3781||1800 048 998 |
Ask for extension 3781
|Victoria||(03) 9665 8120||1800 822 882|
Ask for extension 8120
|Queensland||(07) 3360 2668||1800 177 099|
Ask for extension 2668
|Western Australia||(08) 9346 5226||1800 198 008|
Ask for extension 5226
|South Australia||(08) 8237 8259||1800 188 098|
Ask for extension 8259
|Tasmania||(03) 6221 1539||1800 005 119|
Ask for extension 1539
|Australian Capital Territory||(02) 6274 5148||1800 020 102|
Ask for extension 5148
|Northern Territory||(08) 8946 3451||1800 019 122|
Press 1 for Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
Ask for extension 3451
Previous announcements of the results of residential aged care places and capital grant applications
Western AustraliaThe Minister for Ageing, Julie Bishop, announced on 4 February 2005 that 550 new residential places in Western Australia would be eligible for government subsidies. The new places would become ready for aged care residents in 2005 and 2006, she said.
The additional places will cost the government around $16.8 million in annual recurrent funding. They comprise 330 high care places and 220 low care places, including 152 places with specific support for people living with dementia. One of the successful applicants, Wagin Frail Aged Inc, has also received a capital grant of $45,000 to assist with an upgrade at Waratah Lodge.
These allocations follow the announcement made by the Minister for Ageing on 3 February 2005 of a capital grant of $554,000 to Esperance Aged Care Facility to enable a new wing to be built to assist in the provision of care for people living with dementia.
Northern TerritoryFive new aged care places will become available in Katherine in the Northern Territory after the latest allocation of subsidised places by the Australian Government.
The Minister for Ageing, Julie Bishop, announced on 4 February 2005 that the government had approved annual recurrent funding of over $71,000 for five new low care residential places at the Katherine Red Cross Centre. The centre will also receive a capital grant of $180,000 to assist with upgrading the facility.
Australian Capital TerritoryIn a joint statement the Minister for Ageing, Julie Bishop and ACT Senator Gary Humphries, announced on 10 February 2005 that an additional 160 new residential aged care places had been allocated to the Territory. These new allocations are comprised of 48 high care and 112 low care places and have an estimated annual recurrent funding value of over $3.5 million. In response to one of the key issues in the 2004 Round, the allocation includes 56 places, which have a focus on the provision of care for people living with dementia.
Previous announcement of the results of Community Aged Care Packages, Extended Aged Care at Home packages and Community Care GrantsOlder Australians in hundreds of local communities across Australia will have more choice to receive care at home with the announcement on 4 February 2005 of more than 2,800 new community aged care places by the Minister for Ageing, Julie Bishop.
Ms Bishop said the Australian Government would provide an extra $55.6 million each year for the new places, which are made up of 1,990 Community Aged Care Packages (low level care) and 828 Extended Aged Care at Home (high level care) packages.
More than $1 million in Community Care Grants is also being provided this year to help establish new community care services or extend existing services to new areas.
A summary of the allocations are contained in the table below:
State or Territory
Number of new community care places
Annual recurrent funding for new places
Community Care Grants*
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|
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Community Aged Care Packages
Extended Aged Care at Home packages
Aged Care Planning Region Maps
- New South Wales
- Western Australia
- South Australia
- Australian Capital Territory
- Northern Territory
Approved Provider Application forms
Extra Service Status for Residential Aged Care HomesThe complete list of the results of the October 2004 Extra Service Application Round.
Additional Reference information
- Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC)
- Information about Extended Aged Care at Home Packages
- CACP guidelines
- Recovery of Capital guidelines
- Residential Care manual
- Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency
- Documentation and Accountability manual
- 2004 Aged Care Approvals Round Handbook
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