Reforming in-home aged care

We are reforming in-home aged care. The new Support at Home program will replace the Home Care Packages Program and Short-Term Restorative Care Programme from 1 July 2025. The Commonwealth Home Support Programme will transition to the new program no earlier than 1 July 2027.

About the reforms

Find out where we are up to with developing the new Support at Home program.

Engagements to date

Find out about past, current and future research, engagements and other activities to inform the new program.


See our webinars, fact sheets, survey results and reports.

Contact us

Reach out if you have questions about the in-home aged care reforms.

Register for the new Aged Care Act and Support at Home program webinar

We are holding a webinar on 14 December 2023 to update older people and the aged care sector on the Support at Home program.

Register to attend the webinar

Join Support at Home Q&A sessions

We will also be hosting two online Q&A sessions the following week:

If you are unable to attend due to the Christmas period, we are planning further Q&A sessions for February 2024 (to be announced).

Related initiatives and programs

Single assessment system for aged care

We are establishing a single assessment system from 1 July 2024 to simplify and improve how older people access aged care.

Developing a new model for regulating aged care

We’re working with older people, their families and carers, providers, and the aged care sector to develop a new model for regulating aged care.

Home Care Packages Program

The Home Care Packages (HCP) Program provides home care services to eligible older people with complex care needs to support their independence.

Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

The CHSP provides entry-level support for older people who need some help to stay at home.



Latest news

Latest news

Your aged care update #24, 2023

Your Aged Care Update #24: Webinar reminder: greater transparency about aged care providers and services – new reporting requirements, reforming in-home aged care webinar recording and FAQs now available and more.

Your Aged Care Update newsletter issue #20

In this issue, Support at Home program to commence from 1 July 2025, Get involved: Provider workforce survey opens tomorrow.
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