Date published: 
5 March 2019
Subscriber announcement
Intended audience: 
Health sector

The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP has today announced the results of the 2018-19 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) comprising:

  • 13,500 new residential aged care places worth an estimated $907 million per year and
  • up to $60 million in capital grant funding.

The new places are the largest ever allocation and a 36.2 per cent increase on the 9,911 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) places announced in 2016–17.

Places will be allocated across every state and territory with the number of new rural and regional places almost doubled from the previous round, with over 5,000 places allocated to these areas this Round.

Information about the 2018–19 ACAR results, including details of the successful approved providers, is available on the department's website.