About the program
How the program works, who the program is for, who can provide home care services, and how packages are allocated.
Funding for providers
The Australian Government pays you a subsidy for each care recipient. Find out how these are calculated and when supplements apply.
Fees you can charge
You can ask care recipients to pay fees if they can afford to. Find out about the fees that may apply and how much you can charge.
You must do things like meet quality standards, use a consumer-directed care approach, and be transparent about pricing.
Read about the Home Care Packages subsidy increase from 1 July 2023
The department has published a provider fact sheet and care recipient fact sheet about the 11.9% increase to the HCP subsidy rate (including annual indexation) from 1 July 2023.
This subsidy increase will pass on the Fair Work Commission’s 15% award wage increase and ensure HCP recipients continue to receive the same level of care and services.
The department is sending a letter to all care recipients and their authorised representatives to notify them of this change.