Fair Work Commission wage rise update
Following the Fair Work Commission’s 15% increase to award wages for aged care workers, including in home care, the Government is increasing the Home Care Package basic subsidy and some supplements by 11.9% (including annual indexation).
- dementia and cognition supplement
- veterans’ supplement
- viability supplement
- top-up supplement.
Supplements without a workforce component, such as the oxygen and enteral feeding supplements, are being indexed in line with annual indexation as normal.
Find out more about home care subsidies and supplement rates applicable from 1 July 2023.
Find out more about wage rises.
Who are supplements for?
The Australian Government pays supplements to approved providers to help with the cost of meeting specific care needs.
If you provide care to a person who is eligible, you get the supplement on their behalf. We include supplement amounts in your subsidy payments.
These are the supplements that apply to Home Care Packages. Find out about eligibility for each supplement, whether you need to apply and how to apply.
- Dementia and cognition supplement
- Enteral feeding supplement
- Oxygen supplement
- Top-up supplement
- Veterans' supplement
View the daily supplement rates in the Schedule of Subsidies and Supplements.
Who decides the supplement rates?
The Australian Government decides the supplement rates.
When can supplements vary?
Supplement rate changes
The rates for the primary supplements and the viability supplement are indexed every year on 1 July. View the current rates in the Schedule of Subsidies and Supplements.
If a person takes leave from home care, we may stop paying some supplements. It depends on how many days of leave they take.
To find out more, go to temporary leave from Home Care Packages.