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

If you need some help around the house or think it’s time to look into aged care homes, My Aged Care is here to help. Visit the My Aged Care website to find information about how to access aged care services. 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 – Issue 37, 2023

Your Aged Care Update #37: Webinar: Quarterly Financial Reporting - what's changed, changes to governing body membership requirements and more.

Your Aged Care Update – Issue 36, 2023

Your Aged Care Update #36: Residential aged care pricing activities – access for the Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority and more.

Your Aged Care update – Issue 35, 2023

Your Aged Care Update #35: Provider operations reporting due 31 October, Webinar: Provider Governance reforms and more.

Latest resources

Latest resources

Schedule of Fees and Charges for Residential and Home Care

This schedule applies to residential and home care recipients who first entered care on or after 1 July 2014. It also applies to those who entered care before this date and have chosen to be covered by the 1 July 2014 arrangements.
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