The 2020 ACAR Invitation to Apply has closed. The application period ran from 18 December 2020 to 18 March 2021. We expect results will be announced from June 2021.

Find out about changes to residential care from 1 July 2024.

What was made available

Existing and prospective aged care approved providers applied for a share in:

  • 2,000 residential care places – noting applicants that could demonstrate they could deliver care immediately ('bed-ready') or within an 18 month period will be prioritised before longer term proposals
  • 1,028 short-term restorative care places (STRC)
  • up to $150 million in capital grants for residential care.

Guidance documents

Related resources

Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) contact

Contact information for the Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR)

acar [at]

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Last updated: 
12 May 2021