Providing aged care services

The Australian Government funds approved providers of aged care services. Learn about approved provider responsibilities, the services you can and can’t provide, and about working in aged care. Find out how to get funding and manage fees and charges.

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for the health and aged care sector
    Up-to-date and authoritative information and advice on COVID-19 for the health and aged care sector.

  • News and announcements
    Aged care providers are able to keep up to date with providing aged care services through news, newsletters and webinars. You can also subscribe to these.

  • Before providing aged care services
    Information on what all providers need to do before providing aged care services, including applying to be an approved provider, telling us about your services and publishing the details of your service.

  • Responsibilities of approved aged care providers
    Approved aged care providers have certain responsibilities. They are things like providing quality care and services, manage fees and charges, and meeting Australian Government requirements.

  • Delivering quality aged care services
    All aged care services are expected to deliver quality care and services. Find out what this means for your service.

  • Service delivery for aged care
    Aged care providers can deliver services in a care recipient’s home or community setting, or in residential aged care homes. Read about the different types of services in Australia and how to deliver them.

  • Funding for aged care providers
    The Australian Government pays aged care service providers to deliver aged care. It does this through subsidies and supplements, capital grants and funding through aged care programs.

  • Charging fees for aged care services
    The Australian Government funds approved providers to help with the cost of meeting specific care needs. Read about charging aged care fees and costs.

  • Working in aged care
    Information and resources to help people working in aged care settings, including planning for emergencies, working with diverse groups and people living with dementia, and managing infectious diseases.

  • Support for younger people in residential aged care or at risk of entering aged care
    Information for younger people (under 65 years of age) who are already in residential aged care to move to age-appropriate accommodation and support. Also support and resources for younger people at risk of entering residential aged care.

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