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My Aged Care

Visit the My Aged Care website to find information about how to access Australian Government–funded aged care services. You can apply for an assessment online and search for local aged care providers that meet your needs. You can also call Monday to Friday, 8 am to 8 pm, and Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm.

Aged care programs for the health sector

Home Care Packages Program

The Australian Government subsidises organisations to provide home care services to eligible older people. As an approved provider of Home Care Packages, make sure you understand how funding works, the fees you can charge, and what your responsibilities are.

Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

The CHSP provides entry-level support for older people who need some help to stay at home. Service providers work with them to maintain their independence and keep them as well as possible. Find out what service providers need to know about this program.

Aged care assessment programs

The Australian Government funds Regional Assessment Services (RAS) and Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACAT) to provide aged care assessment services. As an assessor, view our guides and resources to help you conduct and manage assessments in My Aged Care.

Did you know?

$19.9 billion

was spent on aged care by the Australian Government in 2018–19

More than 100,000

people receive home care package services

2 out of 3

people receiving aged care access basic support at home

Source: 2018–19 Report on the Operation of the Aged Care Act 1997

Health sector news and announcements

  • Updated advice for ACT and NSW residential aged care facilities

    13 May 2021
    Subscriber announcement

    In the ACT visitors can't enter an aged care facility if they have been in a geographical area of risk in the last 14 days. In NSW visitors can't enter residential aged facilities if they have been to identified close or casual contact locations in NSW or Interstate places of high concern.

  • Once in a generation change for aged care in Australia

    13 May 2021
    Subscriber announcement

    Reforms announced in the 2021-22 Budget will deliver respect, care and dignity for senior Australians, and place a critical focus on the quality and safety of care. A skilled, professional and compassionate aged care workforce will be the powerhouse of the reform agenda.