Aged care provides support to older people to help them with everyday living and other needs. Find out about what services we fund, how older Australians can access them, and what service providers need to do to deliver our aged care programs.
Information about coronavirus (COVID-19)
Read our advice on how to protect those at greater risk of more serious illness with COVID-19. This includes older people living in the community, residents of residential aged care services and other vulnerable groups.
Aged care programs for the health sector
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.
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.
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?
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
Indexation rates for Residential Aged Care and Home Care Packages and changes to the Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR)
An update of the schedules for residential and home care fees and charges, as well as subsidies and supplements will take effect from 1 July 2020.
From June 2020, aged care assessment and delivery services can access free sign language interpreting services to help older Australians fully participate in their aged care services.