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

Your aged care update #13, 2023

Your Aged Care Update #13: Star Ratings provider previews, volunteer training survey, latest HCP data report, and more.

Aged Care Alert – New Government Provider Management System (GPMS) for residential aged care providers

The Government Provider Management System (GPMS) was launched on the 3 April. This is a new IT system part of the Aged Care Digital Transformation initiative.

Your aged care update #12, 2023

Your Aged Care Update #12: new GPMS portal, financial reporting for Quarter 3, free business or workforce reviews, and more.

Latest resources

Latest resources

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.

Residential aged care 24/7 registered nurse responsibility: reporting, supplement and other information

This webinar will provide information to the residential aged care sector on the new 24/7 registered nurse responsibility.

AN-ACC assessments dashboard

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

Understanding fees for home care

This fact sheet outlines the fees you may be asked to pay for home care.
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