Consultation on the new Aged Care Act

Extensive consultation has informed the development of this important new law.

About the exposure draft consultation

On 14 December 2023, we released an exposure draft of the Bill for the new Act for public consultation. 

The consultation ran until 8 March 2024, during which we sought feedback from everyone with an interest in aged care, including:

  • older people, their families and carers
  • aged care providers and workers
  • advocates
  • volunteers
  • researchers
  • experts.

The feedback we have received during this consultation is being used to inform final drafting of the Bill. The analysis of the consultation feedback will be published later in 2024.

About the foundations consultation 

From August to September 2023, we consulted on the foundations of the new Aged Care Act with:  

  • older people, their families and carers 
  • aged care providers  
  • aged care workers 
  • sector peak organisations.  

We received feedback from:  

  • 1,330 people who attended a webinar 
  • more than 400 people who attended workshops and roundtables  
  • 291 people who responded to our survey. 

The feedback we received from this consultation informed our drafting of the Bill for the new Act.

To read more about what we heard during this previous consultation, visit the Aged Care Engagement Hub or read our feedback summary report.

Contact

Aged care legislative reform contact

Contact us if you have any questions or feedback on the development of the new Aged Care Act.
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