Initiatives and programs

We're working on a range of policy initiatives, programs and campaigns to help improve your health and the health of all Australians.

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  • 2018–19 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR)

    This ACAR closed for applications in August 2018. Find out how many applications we received and who was successful in receiving residential aged care places, short-term restorative care (STRC) places and capital grants. You can view the results by state and territory, region and SA3.
  • 2020 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR)

    The 2020 ACAR results have been announced. Find out who was successful in receiving new places and capital grant funding.
  • 2020–25 National Health Reform Agreement (NHRA)

    Signed by all Australian governments, the 2020–25 Addendum to National Health Reform Agreement (NHRA) aims to improve health outcomes for all Australians and ensure our health system is sustainable.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health program

    This program funds Primary Health Networks to engage culturally appropriate mental health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme

    This scholarship scheme encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to undertake undergraduate or graduate entry studies in pharmacy at an Australian university.
  • Accelerated Research initiative

    Accelerated Research has been consolidated into the Emerging Priorities and Consumer-Driven Research initiative under the MRFF 10-year Investment Plan. This initiative supported researchers working to develop new treatments and cures for debilitating conditions, in areas of identified unmet need.
  • Addressing trachoma

    Trachoma still occurs in some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We work with the affected states and territories to identify, treat and prevent this condition. We also report to the World Health Organization’s program to eradicate trachoma across the world.
  • Advance Care Planning Australia

    Advance Care Planning Australia is a national program that promotes advance care planning, including resources and national curriculum and learning.
  • Aged care 24/7 registered nurse requirement

    From 1 July 2023, approved residential aged care services must have a registered nurse (RN) onsite and on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Aged care assessment programs

    The Australian Government funds Regional Assessment Services (RAS) and Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACAT) to provide aged care assessment services. As an assessor, view our guides and resources to help you conduct and manage assessments in My Aged Care.
  • Aged Care Capital Assistance Program

    The Aged Care Capital Assistance Program (ACCAP) provides grants to build, extend, or upgrade aged care services or to build staff accommodation where older Australians have limited or no access.
  • Aged Care Diversity Framework initiative

    This framework sets out how our aged care system can meet the diverse needs of all older Australians. It includes action plans for government, aged care providers and consumers. It also provides resources to help providers meet the goals of the framework.
  • Aged Care Financial Monitoring and Business Assistance

    Aged Care Financial Monitoring and Business Assistance helps approved residential providers understand and address major financial risks. We are committed to working with providers to deliver safe, sustainable and high-quality residential care for senior Australians.
  • Aged care reforms

    Our vision is to make aged care at home and in residence a safe place, where people have the quality of life they deserve.
  • Aged Care Regional, Rural and Remote Infrastructure Grant (ACRRRIG)

    This grant provided funding for aged care service providers in regional, rural and remote areas to help improve infrastructure. Grants of up to $500,000 per aged care service were available. This grant is now closed for applications. Find out the common reasons why applications were not successful.
  • Aged Care Registered Nurses’ Payment to reward clinical skills and leadership

    The Australian Government is delivering a payment to registered nurses who work for the same aged care employer for 12 months.
  • Aged Care Research and Industry Innovation Australia (ARIIA)

    Aged Care Research and Industry Innovation Australia is a new research centre funded to conduct research with aged care workers, providers, researchers and people who use aged care services. Findings will be used to create innovative solutions for the aged care sector to ensure best possible care.
  • Aged Care System Navigator Measure

    This measure is trialling different ways of helping people understand and engage with the aged care system. It will help us decide the best way to support people to navigate aged care.
  • Aged Care Transition to Practice Program

    The Aged Care Transition to Practice (ACTTP) program provides new aged care nurses with mentoring, training, and support.
  • Aligning regulation across the care and support sectors

    In the 2021–22 Budget the Australian Government committed to align regulation to improve quality and safety for participants and consumers and remove unnecessary duplication of obligations for service providers and workers to work more seamlessly across different types of care.
  • Alternative access to bowel screening kits guide

    From 31 October 2022, providers can bulk order and issue kits to eligible patients through the National Cancer Screening Register. Read this short guide on the alternative access to kits model before you order kits for the first time to help you implement and promote screening in your practice.
  • Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious threat to human and animal health and is happening now. The more we use antibiotics, the more chances bacteria have to become resistant to them and are harder to treat. We all need to take action to preserve antibiotics and reduce the threat of AMR.
  • Approved Medical Deputising Services (AMDS) program

    The Approved Medical Deputising Services (AMDS) program enables non-vocationally recognised doctors to access Medicare benefits for providing after-hours services on behalf of other doctors. This helps them get general practice experience, while ensuring people can access health care after hours.
  • Approved Private Emergency Department (APED) Program

    Through the APED Program, advanced specialist trainees doing their emergency medicine training can work under supervision in a private hospital for 12 months and access relevant Medicare items. This helps increase the number of emergency medicine specialists in Australia.
  • Australian Brain Cancer Mission

    The Australian Brain Cancer Mission is investing $136.66 million to support research into brain cancer. It aims to double the survival rates and improve the quality of life of patients with brain cancer.