As announced by the Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians and Minister for Youth and Sport, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck on 17 December 2020, the 2020 ACAR will run from 18 December 2020 to 18 March 2021.
The 2020 ACAR offers:
- 2,000 residential care places, prioritising applications that demonstrate they can deliver care immediately (‘bed-ready’) or within an 18 month period
- 1,028 short-term restorative care (STRC) places
- up to $150 million in capital grants for residential aged care
All ACAR applications must be received by the department before 11:59pm (AEDT) on 18 March 2021.