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 #46, 2023

Your Aged Care Update #46: COVID-19 vaccination update, seeking providers to help develop and test new staffing quality indicators, aged care worker pay rise survey and more.

Your Aged Care Update issue #45, 2023

Your Aged Care Update #45: Alternative clinical care arrangements for when a Registered Nurse is not on-site; Free Maggie Beer Foundation food satisfaction questionnaire; National Nursing Workforce Strategy consultation and more.

Your Aged Care Update issue #44, 2023

Your Aged Care Update #44: Draft Aged Care data and digital strategy consultation closing soon, webinar: publishing provider reporting for stakeholders and the community and more.

Latest resources

Latest resources

Preparing for a more competitive market

From 1 July 2024, residential aged care places will be allocated to people, not providers. This guide has information on how aged care providers can prepare for these changes including opportunities to expand or diversify their service offering to better meet demand.
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