Aged care news

Read the latest news and departmental media releases on aged care, along with our newsletter for older Australians: EngAged.

If you work in the aged care sector, please see our news and announcements for the aged care sector to stay up to date with changes.

Public news

Reminder: Have your say on the National Dementia Action Plan

The National Dementia Action Plan is open for consultation. Find out about the plan and how to provide feedback.

Your Aged Care Update issue 32, 2022

Your Aged Care Update #32: Minister's message, SIRS resources for home care, operational hours over holiday period, and more.

Watch the webinar for Home Care Packages Program pricing changes now

We have now published the webinar for providers in the Home Care Packages Program on the pricing changes starting in January 2023. We have also published a list of questions that we received on the day.

Your Aged Care Update issue 30, 2022

Your Aged Care Update #30: New requirements in place: Provider Governance, Code of Conduct for Aged Care, Serious Incident Response Scheme, Restrictive Practices and more.

Recognising our aged care volunteers

We recognise and celebrates our dedicated aged care volunteers today on International Volunteer Day.

Have your say: National Dementia Action Plan

The National Dementia Action Plan is open for consultation. Find out about the plan and how to provide feedback.

New residential aged care quality indicators

We are introducing new quality indicators in residential aged care from 1 April 2023. Learn more about these quality indicators.

Expansion of quality indicators in aged care

The National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program (QI Program) is expanding in residential and in-home aged care. Learn more about how we will do this.

Chief Medical Officer’s statement on standard of care on COVID-19 oral antiviral treatments in residential aged care facilities

A statement from Professor Paul Kelly, Australian Government Chief Medical Officer, about the standard of care on COVID-19 oral antiviral treatments in residential aged care facilities.

Flu treatment deployment in residential aged care

To prepare for the winter season the flu treatment, Tamiflu (oseltamivir), will be deployed in residential aged care next week.
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