2021 Basic Daily Fee Supplement

The new Australian Government 2021 basic daily fee supplement (the supplement) will be paid to eligible residential and respite aged care services, and flexible care services that are multi-purpose services.

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Health sector

The new supplement is an additional $10 per day, per resident. The supplement is available to approved providers who formally agree (via an undertaking) and submit quarterly reports.

The new supplement supports aged care providers to deliver better care and services to residents, with a focus on food and nutrition.

What you need to do now

To receive the new basic daily fee supplement, approved providers need to:

  • formally undertake to deliver good quality and quantity of goods and services
  • meet the living needs of residents, with a focus on food and nutrition
  • submit quarterly reports

The undertaking must be signed by the approved provider’s authorised person. It is expected that this person will be a key personnel representative, as defined by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 section 8B (1) (a), 1(b), 2(a) and 2(b). Download the undertaking form and email the completed, signed form to BDFundertaking@health.gov.au.  

1 July 2021: submissions of formal undertaking opens

21 July 2021: deadline for submitting the undertaking to receive payments from 1 July 2021

What you will report

Approved providers who have formally agreed, must report quarterly on food and nutrition expenditure, and quality of daily living services.

Information on the quarterly reporting requirements is now available online.

21 October 2021: deadline for submitting the first quarterly report

Reporting has been designed to collect important information about daily living services (with a focus on food and nutrition) while minimising administration for providers. 

Information and support

View online for more information on the basic daily fee, reporting requirements and support.