Date published: 
30 August 2019
Subscriber announcement
Intended audience: 
Health sector



The department is seeking feedback on a Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) for residential aged care.

This consultation aims to assist in the development of the finer details of a SIRS and inform further advice to government on structure and operation, legislative requirements and resourcing implications.

Submissions are now open on the department's Consultation Hub. Feedback on the consultation paper should be submitted by 4 October 2019.

Research study

KPMG will complete a research study into the prevalence of resident on resident incidents in residential aged care nationally, which are exempt from reporting under the current compulsory reporting scheme. The study will take place in September 2019 for a four week period and inform design of the SIRS definitions and threshold settings.

To register for the study or for more information, please contact KPMG at sirsprevalencestudy [at] or on 1800 789 576.