Aged care reforms and reviews delivered

We have delivered several reforms to increase transparency and quality in aged care. This includes a new Code of Conduct for workers, a Star Ratings system, a mandatory minimum of care minutes per resident per day, a 24/7 nursing requirement and new quality indicators.

Reforms delivered

June 2024

March 2024

February 2024

January 2024

December 2023

November 2023

  • Australian Digital Health Agency published guidelines for software products to support aged care homes to manage residents’ records.
  • Australian Digital Health Agency launched the Aged Care Transfer Summary to improve the transfer of residents between residential aged care homes and hospitals.
  • Australian Digital Health Agency – First aged care industry offer released.  

October 2023

  • Mandatory residential aged care minutes increased to 200 minutes. This includes 40 minutes from a registered nurse to improve the quality of care that older people receive.
  • Pilot National Capability Framework digital literacy self-assessment tool for residential aged care workforce in place October 2023 – March 2024.
  • The Aged Care Taskforce provided its interim advice to government.
  • Enrolled nurses care minutes delivered in residential aged care published with Star Ratings on the My Aged Care Find a Provider tool.
  • Aged care providers are required to report information about their operations annually through the Provider Operations Collection Form. Submission commences in July and is due by 31 October each year. 

August 2023

July 2023

June 2023

  • Time-limited, Aged Care Taskforce established. First meeting held 16 June 2023​. Meetings were held through to December 2023
  • Elder Care Support Program established to help older First Nations people, their families and carers access aged care services that meet their physical and cultural needs.

May 2023

April 2023

March 2023

February 2023

January 2023

December 2022

November 2022

October 2022

Get involved

Thousands of people have been involved in shaping the reforms so far through:

  • surveys
  • webinars
  • online workshops
  • consultation papers 
  • face-to-face events.

We encourage you to get involved in the reforms.

Visit the Aged Care Engagement Hub to sign up for engagement activities and contribute to positive change.

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