Residential aged care

Residential aged care is for senior Australians who can no longer live independently at home. The Australian Government funds residential aged care to make it more affordable and accessible.

About residential aged care

Learn about residential aged care, why it’s important and how to become an approved provider.

Fees you can charge

Residents pay fees to help with the cost of their care, if they can afford it.

Manage services

All residential aged care providers must offer certain services to residents.

Funding for providers

To provide residential aged care, you need allocated places to get government subsidies and supplements.

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.

Latest news

Latest news

Protecting Older Australians: COVID-19 Newsletter 5 December 2022

What’s new: Recording of COVID-19 aged care update webinar, Festive season resources for providers and more.

Aged Care Alert – Important update: Residential aged care quarterly review of fees

Important update to the Residential aged care quarterly review of fees.

Latest resources

Latest resources

What is AN-ACC Class 1 (Admit for Palliative Care)?

This fact sheet explains the separate funding class for individuals who enter residential care for the purpose of receiving palliative care.

Bed-ready allocations – residential care places

This publication contains information on aged care providers that have been allocated residential places through the ‘bed-ready’ process.

AN-ACC assessments dashboard

This dashboard provides users with information on the progress of AN-ACC assessments.

Fact sheet for residents and families on COVID-19 Vaccination and Antivirals

Information on COVID-19 Vaccination and Antiviral treatments for residents living in aged care homes and their families.
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