Funding extension for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

We will extend existing CHSP service providers from 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025. This will help you plan for your future resource, service delivery and staffing needs. Find out what you need to do, who is eligible, and how we will keep you informed.

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The CHSP has been extended from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024. Providers have retained grant agreements similar to current arrangements, which includes fixed monthly payments in arrears based on 1/12 of the total value of the grant agreement.

The National Unit Price Range has been adjusted in the following ways:

  • A 10% increase to prices at the bottom of the range
  • A 5% increase to prices at the top of the range
  • Transport prices increased by 11% at the bottom of the range and 6% at the top of the range in recognition of increased fuel costs.

These increases were automatically applied to the CHSP 2023–24 funding and outputs in recognition of the range of challenges and legitimate localised factors which can impact underlying cost structures and further supports CHSP providers.

CHSP extension 2024–25

Following the May 2023 Budget, it was announced that the CHSP was to be extended until 30 June 2025. CHSP providers will be receiving a new grant agreement as part of the CHSP 2024–25 extension. Information about the 2024–25 extension for existing providers will be available on Grant Connect.

CHSP extension 2025–27

Following an announcement by Minister Wells on 28 November 2023, the CHSP has been further extended until 30 June 2027. Funding arrangements for the 2025–27 extension will be available in the coming months.

This means CHSP providers will transition to the new Support at Home program no earlier than July 2027. This allows CHSP providers more time to prepare for the reforms and ensure a smooth transition for their clients.

What arrangements are in place?

CHSP providers can refer to the CHSP Manual for information about the program parameters.

Keeping providers informed

CHSP providers can stay up to date via the aged care newsletters and webinars for the aged care sector. We also encourage CHSP service providers to subscribe to our email updates

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