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.

CHSP ad hoc grant opportunity

An additional $15 million in 2023-24 is now available for the CHSP ad hoc proposals extension grant opportunity (GO5672).

Applications close 2.00pm (AEDT) 30 June 2024.

CHSP providers can find more information on GrantConnect.

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 apply for an assessment online and search for local aged care providers that meet your needs.

You can also call 1800 200 422 Monday to Friday, 8 am to 8 pm, and Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm.

My Aged Care

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.

Find out more



Your Aged Care Update – 24 October 2023 – Issue #41

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



Related work

Community Transport Pricing Pilot

The pilot will help us better understand running costs and test alternative funding models and policy for CHSP transport services.

Wellness and reablement initiative

We have developed online resources to help CHSP service providers embed wellness and reablement approaches into their organisational practices and service delivery.

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.

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