The 2020 ACAR round will open in March 2020 and close in May 2020.

Stakeholder consultation

We started consulting stakeholders on 18 December 2019 to help us work out:

  • where there are unmet needs for residential aged care
  • the types of people whose needs we should target in the 2020 ACAR

The stakeholders we invited to take part include:

  • national peak aged care organisations
  • Aged Care Assessment Teams
  • Primary Health Networks
  • local councils
  • consumer groups
  • approved providers

Stakeholder consultation closed on 31 January 2020.

What you can apply for

The 2020 ACAR will offer:

  • 10,000 residential aged care places
  • 750 short-term restorative care places
  • up to $60 million in capital grants for residential aged care

How to apply

In March 2020, we will publish:

  • an Invitation to Apply in major metropolitan and regional newspapers and other press and media outlets
  • application forms, guidance material and other resources

For who can apply and more about ACARs, read Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR).

Get a head start

To prepare for the 2020 ACAR, you may find it useful to review our guidance documents for the 2018–19 ACAR.


Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) contact

Contact information for the Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR)

acar [at]

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Last updated: 
19 February 2020