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

Aged Care Alert – March 2023 indexation: Updated schedules, quarterly review and change to MPIR

Updated schedules for residential and home care will apply from 20 March 2023.

Your aged care update #08, 2023

Your aged care update #08: news about the reforms, sector news, information for residential care providers and more.

Your Aged Care Update #07, 2023

Your Aged Care update #07: Have your say on aged care reforms, updated HCP monthly statement template and more

Latest resources

Latest resources

COVID-19 outbreaks in Australian residential aged care facilities – 17 March 2023

This weekly report provides a snapshot of data on the impact of COVID-19 in residential aged care facilities nationally. The report includes data on the number of services impacted and number of staff and resident cases, as well as workforce, testing and PPE provided to affected services.

Schedule of Fees and Charges for Pre-1 July 2014 Residential and Home Care Recipients

This schedule applies to residential and home care recipients who first entered care before 1 July 2014 and have not chosen to be covered by the 1 July 2014 fee arrangements. It includes basic daily fees, income-tested fees, and rates and charges that apply to residents.

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.

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.
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