Aged care reform roadmap

We have released the aged care reform roadmap to provide an indicative timeline for key reform elements. The dates on the roadmap are subject to change. We will update them regularly to keep the sector informed.

About the roadmap

To help you navigate the changes across aged care, we want to let you know about upcoming activities so you can have a clear view of what is coming, get involved and prepare for the changes ahead. The roadmap shows the key activities from October 2022 to July 2025.

The dates on the roadmap are subject to change, and this page will be updated regularly to keep you informed.

We will also continue to let you know about upcoming activities through our regular email newsletters. For regular updates and information, please subscribe to the aged care sector newsletters and alerts.

Download the Aged care reform roadmap – 2022 to 2025

Recent reforms to improve aged care

Together we are improving the quality of care for older people and making aged care equitable, sustainable and trusted. For information about recent reforms that have taken effect, see delivering reforms to improve aged care.

Aged care reform upcoming activities

October 2023

  • From 1 October, the mandatory residential aged care minutes will increase to 200 minutes. This will include 40 minutes from a registered nurse to improve the quality of care that older people receive.
  • Interim Advice from the new Aged Care Taskforce.
  • Aged care providers are required to submit annual information about their operations by 31 October.
  • Residential aged care providers reporting of the number of Enrolled Nurse Care Minutes will be published with Star Ratings on the My Aged Care ‘Find a Provider’ website.
  • The Australian Digital Health Agency will launch the Aged Care Transfer Summary project within the My Health Record system. It aims to improve the transfer of residents between residential aged care facilities and hospitals.

November 2023

  • The Australian Digital Health Agency will publish the first draft of the Aged Care Clinical Information Systems Standard. It aims to set out agreed guidelines for software products to support aged care residential facilities in managing residents’ records.
  • Interim First Nations Aged Care Commissioner is staffed and resourced to consult with First Nations peoples, providers and communities around the country about the design of the permanent First Nations Aged Care Commissioner.

December 2023

February 2024

March 2024

June 2024

July 2024 (pending passage of the legislation)

October 2024

April 2025

  • The Elder Care Support Program will be fully established to provide face to face support to assist First Nations elders with 250 trusted facilitators across Australia. The initiative is in partnership with the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO).

July 2025

 

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