Aged care

Aged care provides support to older people to help them with everyday living and other needs. Find out about what services we fund, how older Australians can access them, and what service providers need to do to deliver our aged care programs.

Information about COVID-19 vaccines

Find news and information about the development, approval process and plans for COVID-19 vaccines.

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Learn about aged care

Find out about aged care services and what we’re doing to improve them.

Delivering quality aged care services

Find out about delivering quality care and services.

Read about Australia's aged care reforms

Find out about our once in a generation reform plan.

Read about the Royal Commission into Aged Care

Learn about the 148 recommendations to improve aged care in Australia.

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.

Aged care programs for the health sector

Home Care Packages Program

The Australian Government subsidises organisations to provide home care services to eligible older people. As an approved provider of Home Care Packages, make sure you understand how funding works, the fees you can charge, and what your responsibilities are.

Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

The CHSP provides entry-level support for older people who need some help to stay at home. Service providers work with them to maintain their independence and keep them as well as possible. Find out what service providers need to know about this program.

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.

Did you know?

$19.9 billion

was spent on aged care by the Australian Government in 2018–19

More than 100,000

people receive home care package services

2 out of 3

people receiving aged care access basic support at home

Source: 2018–19 Report on the Operation of the Aged Care Act 1997

Latest general public news

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News - public

Your Aged Care Update newsletter issue #20

In this issue, Support at Home program to commence from 1 July 2025, Get involved: Provider workforce survey opens tomorrow.

Your aged care update #13, 2023

Your Aged Care Update #13: Star Ratings provider previews, volunteer training survey, latest HCP data report, and more.

Aged care sector newsletters and alerts

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Aged care sector news

Your Aged Care Update issue 21, 2023

In this issue, read about the updated Quality Standards and IHACPA’s pricing advice for AN-ACC, and share your views on the National Strategy for the Care and Support Economy.

Protecting Older Australians – COVID-19 Update 2 June 2023

Read the Protecting Older Australians COVID-19 update newsletter from 2 June 2023.

Update from the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer - May 2023

A newsletter from Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Alison McMillan with updates from the nursing and midwifery sector, some personal priorities and highlights, and an insight on what's happening across the Department of Health and Aged Care.

Health sector resources

Health sector resources

Government Provider Management System – User Guide: Login troubleshooting

This Government Provider Management System (GPMS) User Guide aims to provide users with assistance when logging into the GPMS portal.

Electronic National Residential Medication Chart (eNRMC) transitional arrangement – Residential aged care services information pack

Residential aged care providers can start using transitional eNRMC products from 1 July 2022. This document provides information for residential aged care services about these transitional eNRMC products and how to use them.

Electronic National Residential Medication Chart (eNRMC) adoption grant opportunity information pack

This document includes information about grants to help cover the cost of adopting an eNRMC product for residential aged care services, as well as National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care providers and Multi-Purpose Services that provide residential aged care services.

Residential aged care 24/7 registered nurse responsibility: reporting, supplement and other information – Webinar slides

Webinar slides for the Residential aged care 24/7 registered nurse responsibility webinar on 1 June 2023.

General public resources

General public resources

COVID-19 vaccination – Commonwealth Home Support Programme workforce vaccination rates

This table shows workers’ COVID-19 vaccination rates for Commonwealth Home Support Programme providers across Australia.

COVID-19 vaccination – In-home care workforce vaccination rates

This table shows workers’ COVID-19 vaccination rates for Home Care Package providers across Australia.

Council of Elders communique – 15 May 2023

An update from the Council of Elders after their meeting on 15 May 2023.

Aged Care Taskforce – Terms of reference

Terms of reference for the Aged Care Taskforce. The Aged Care Taskforce (Taskforce) provides expert advice to Government through the Minister for Aged Care.