Aged care reforms
Our goal is for all Australians to feel confident about accessing high quality and safe aged care, where and when they need it.
A generational plan for aged care
The aged care reforms will put senior Australians first, improving quality, safety and choice in aged care to create a sector that:
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 reforms progress in 2021
We are making changes to aged care that will deliver respect, care, and dignity for every senior Australian. These improvements are part of a 5-year $18.3 billion reform package that also address recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
Did you know?
senior Australians used aged care services in 2019–20
This is expected to almost triple by 2050
Australians were aged 65 and over in 2017
By 2057 this is projected to be 8.8 million
aged care workers were needed in 2016
Almost 1 million aged care workers will be needed by 2050
The toolkit and resources provide information and materials to help stakeholders communicate about aged care reforms. The kit includes a media release, brochure, fact sheets, posters, newsletter content, video call background and social media resources.