Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

The CHSP provides entry-level support for older people who need some help to stay at home. Service providers work with them to maintain their independence and keep them as well as possible. Find out what service providers need to know about this program.

Learn about the CHSP

What the CHSP is, why it's important, who it is for, and how it works.

Understand your responsibilities

If you provide government-subsidised CHSP services, you have certain responsibilities. Find out what they are.

Explore grants and funding

Find out how CHSP funding works, how to apply for grants, and the different types of funding rounds.

Manage your CHSP services

Learn what CHSP providers need to do to manage their services.

CHSP extension

The CHSP has been further extended from 1 July 2025 to 30 June 2027.

This means CHSP providers will transition to the new Support at Home program no earlier than July 2027.

Find out more about the reforms to in-home aged care.

My Aged Care

If you need some help around the house or think it’s time to look into aged care homes, My Aged Care is here to help. Visit the My Aged Care website to find information about how to access aged care services. You can also call Monday to Friday, 8 am to 8 pm, and Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm.

Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) Manual

This 2023–2024 manual provides an overview of the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP), including the service types it funds and requirements for delivering those services. It is for CHSP-funded service providers to use, and forms part of their CHSP grant agreement.

Latest news

Latest news

Your Aged Care Update issue #41, 2023

Your Aged Care Update #41: Aged Care fees review system temporarily offline, Reform survey closing soon, New digital transformation Tech Talk and more.

Webinar for CHSP providers – 16 November 2023

We are hosting a webinar for CHSP providers on 16 November from 2–3pm AEDT. It will cover current and future program changes and funding opportunities. We will also provide an update on the aged care reforms and what they mean for the CHSP.

Your Aged Care update #40, 2023

Your Aged Care update #40: Updated reform roadmap; Reports due in the coming days, Clinical placements for nurses and more.

Latest resources

Latest resources

Related initiatives and programs

Reablement care trial for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

We are trialling reablement care approaches among CHSP providers in selected regions. The trial will give us a better idea of how these approaches help senior Australians stay independent for longer. Find out how it affects CHSP providers.

Home Care Packages Program

The Australian Government subsidises organisations to provide home care services to eligible older people. As an approved provider of Home Care Packages, make sure you understand how funding works, the fees you can charge, and what your responsibilities are.

Residential aged care

Residential aged care is for senior Australians who can no longer live independently at home. The Australian Government funds residential aged care to make it more affordable and accessible.

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