Date published: 
18 June 2019
Type: 
News
Intended audience: 
Health sector

As part of the 2018–19 MYEFO Boosting support for older Australians measure, the Government announced a reduction in basic daily fee, with a greater reduction for those on lower packages.

From 1 July 2019, the maximum basic daily fees for home care will reduce by:

  • $400 for level 1
  • $200 for level 2
  • $100 for level 3

To maintain the value of the consumer's home care package, the Government will increase the value of its contribution for each package level by the same amount.

From 1 July 2019, to give effect to the fee reductions mentioned above, the basic daily fee will be based on the consumer's home care package level as follows:

Package level

Daily fee

1

$9.44

2

$9.99

3

$10.27

4

$10.54

More information is available on the department's website.

Tags: