Status

The 2020 ACAR closed for applications on 18 March 2021. Results were announced on 30 July 2021.

Results

The 2020 ACAR allocated:

  • 4,098 residential care places
  • 1,028 short-term restorative care (STRC) places
  • $150 million in capital grants

Breakdown of 2020 ACAR allocations by State/Territory

State or territory

Residential places

STRC places Combined annual funding ($m)* Capital grants ($m)

NSW

1,391

297

$125.2

$24.0

Vic.

1,289

252

$114.3

$28.0

Qld.

917

218

$84.3

$43.3

WA

239

104

$25.6

$4.5

SA

157

60

$16.2

$17.8

Tas.

16

42

$4.4

$19.9

ACT

29

40

$5.2

$0

NT

60

15

$5.6

$12.5

Total

4,098

1,028

$380.8

$150

  • * Estimated annual recurrent funding values once residential and STRC places have taken effect

2020 ACAR results: Residential aged care places and capital grants

This document lists the allocations made to each successful applicant for residential care places and/or capital grants.

2020 ACAR results: Short-term restorative care (STRC)

This document lists the allocations made to each successful applicant for STRC places.

Feedback for applicants

2020 ACAR: Feedback for applicants

This document provides further insight into the 2020 ACAR results including subscription rates and outlines some of the common reasons why applicants seeking an allocation of places and/or capital grants in the 2020 ACAR were successful or unsuccessful.

Discontinuation of the ACAR

There will be no further ACAR following the conclusion of this round, marking the start of a transition period to a new system where places will be allocated directly to senior Australians.

Discontinuation of the ACAR – What’s next?

This fact sheet summarises what this means for both places and grant funding traditionally allocated through the ACAR.

Guidance documents and related resources

Last updated: 
16 March 2022