Consultation workshops

In-person and virtual consultation workshops have been held across Australia to discuss the draft new Aged Care Act and hear your feedback.

About the consultation workshops

The purpose of these consultation workshops was to capture feedback on the draft new Aged Care Act and its impacts.

They were held from 19 January to 7 March 2024.

They were open to anyone interested in Australia’s aged care system. This included:

  • older people, their families and carers
  • aged care providers and workers
  • sector peaks, associations and unions.

There was no cost to attend.

Before attending a workshop, we encouraged people to read one of our consultation papers. These materials include prompting questions about what we were most interested to hear about.

In-person workshops

We are held a series of 36 in-person workshops around Australia. 

LocationDateLocal time
Australian Capital Territory
Canberra CBDThu 8 Feb10am to 2pm
New South Wales
Sydney CBDMon 22 Jan10am to 2pm
AlburyTue 23 Jan1pm to 5pm
NewcastleMon 29 Jan1pm to 5pm
Port MacquarieFri 2 Feb9am to 1pm
ParramattaMon 5 Feb10am to 2pm
DubboWed 14 Feb10am to 2pm
WollongongThu 7 Mar10am to 2pm
Northern Territory
Alice SpringsTue 6 Feb10am to 2pm
DarwinTue 5 Mar10am to 2pm
DarwinTue 5 Mar3pm to 5:30pm
Queensland
Brisbane CBDFri 19 Jan9am to 1pm
CairnsTue 30 Jan10am to 2pm
MackayWed 31 Jan1pm to 5pm
Gold Coast CBDFri 9 Feb10am to 2pm
ToowoombaTue 13 Feb10am to 2pm
Logan CityWed 14 Feb10am to 2pm
Brisbane CBDFri 1 Mar9am to 1pm
South Australia
Adelaide CBDMon 22 Jan1pm to 5pm
Port AugustaWed 24 Jan9am to 1pm
Victor HarbourThu 25 Jan9am to 1pm
Adelaide CBDTue 5 Mar10am to 2pm
Tasmania
Hobart CBDMon 29 Jan1pm to 5pm
DevonportWed 31 Jan9am to 1pm
LauncestonThu 1 Feb10am to 2pm
Victoria
Melbourne CBDFri 19 Jan10am to 2pm
BairnsdaleTue 23 Jan8am to 12pm
Melbourne CBDFri 2 Feb10am to 2pm
GeelongMon 5 Feb10am to 2pm
BallaratTue 6 Feb10am to 2pm
SheppartonWed 7 Feb1pm to 5pm
Western Australia
Perth CBDMon 29 Jan1pm to 5pm
Perth CBDTue 30 Jan10am to 2pm
KalgoorlieWed 31 Jan10am to 2pm
BunburyThu 1 Feb1pm to 5pm
BroomeWed 14 Feb10am to 2pm

Virtual workshops

We held 6 virtual workshops on: 

  • Monday 12 February 2024 – 9am to 11am AEDT 
  • Monday 12 February 2024 – 5pm to 7pm AEDT 
  • Friday 16 February 2024 – 1pm to 3pm AEDT 
  • Monday 19 February 2024 – 2pm to 4pm AEDT
  • Tuesday 5 March 2024 – 8am to 10am AEDT
  • Thursday 7 March 2024 – 12pm to 2pm AEDT.
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