Aged Care Fees, Charges and Payments
This page provides the latest updates to aged care fees and charges.
As a result of the aged care reforms, from 1 July 2014 changes were made to the way certain care fees are calculated in residential and home care and to how accommodation prices are charged. The new arrangements only apply to aged care residents and consumers of a home care package entering or commencing care on or after 1 July 2014.
For those residents entering, or consumers commencing a home care package from 1 July 2014, the following Schedule applies:
Residents who first entered aged care prior to 1 July 2014
Residents in aged care prior to 1 July 2014 will remain on their current arrangements as per the attached Schedule:
The Department maintains all Previous Fees and Charges.
Accommodation bond retention amounts will still apply to residents who transfer services after 1 July 2014 provided that the resident is not subject to the new fee arrangements. Further information can be found on the Accommodation Bond Retention Amounts webpage.
Maximum rates of interest also apply to residents who first entered care before 1 July 2014 and transfer to a new home on or after 1 July 2014 but are not subject to the new arrangements. Further information can be found on the Maximum Bond and Charge Interest Rate webpage.