Multi-Purpose Services (MPS) Program

The Multi-Purpose Services Program combines funding for aged care services from the Australian Government with state and territory health services. This joint initiative means small regional and remote communities can offer flexible aged care services that meet the needs of their community.

Learn about the program

Find out how an MPS provides aged care services in rural and remote areas.

Understand your responsibilities

Find out what your responsibilities are as an approved MPS provider.

Manage your Multi-Purpose Service

Learn about the management activities you must undertake as an MPS.

Find a Multi-Purpose Service

Use our map or street address listing to locate an MPS near you.

My Aged Care

Visit the My Aged Care website to find information about how to access Australian Government–funded 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 Monday to Friday, 8 am to 8 pm, and Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm.

Quick Reference Guide – Updating Multi-Purpose Services in the My Aged Care Service Provider Portal

Approved Multi-Purpose Service (MPS) providers must keep their information in the My Aged Care service provider portal up to date. This quick reference guide for administrator users of the portal covers how to add and update information in the portal.

Read the guide now

Latest resources

Latest resources

Application to Combine Residential Care Services Form

Approved aged care providers use this form to apply to combine 2 or more residential aged care services into 1 Residential Aged Care Service (RACS) ID.

My Aged Care – Assessor Portal User Guide 8 – Referring for services Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACAT)

This guide helps Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACAT) refer older Australians to aged care services in the My Aged Care assessor portal, including the Commonwealth Home Support Programme and Multi-Purpose Services.

MPS Program Minor Capital Grant Opportunity – Results

In 2021, MPS providers had the opportunity apply for a grant to undertake minor capital projects that directly related to the provision of residential aged care.

New basic daily fee supplement

Complete this form to apply for the new basic daily fee supplement for eligible residential aged care services and multi-purpose services.

Related work

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program

We fund this program to provide culturally appropriate aged care to older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The service providers in this program deliver a mix of aged care services, mainly in rural and remote areas.

Short-Term Restorative Care (STRC) Programme

The STRC Programme provides services to older people for up to 8 weeks to help them delay or avoid long-term care. Read about the STRC Programme, including how it's managed, approved provider responsibilities, and how to deliver STRC services.

Last updated:

Help us improve health.gov.au

If you would like a response please use the enquiries form instead.