Aged care subsidies and supplements

Page last updated: 30 June 2016

Aged care subsidies and supplements are available to providers of aged care services in home care and residential care. The Australian Government pays eligible providers an amount of subsidy for each care recipient, and individual supplements to care recipients to support their care.

Home Care Subsidy

Eligible approved providers receive the home care subsidy for each allocated place on a particular day.

Home Care Supplements

Supplements that may be available to eligible approved providers of home care.

Residential Care Subsidy

Eligible approved providers are paid a monthly amount of residential care subsidy by the government for each care recipient.

Residential Care Supplements

Supplements that may be available to eligible approved providers of residential care.

Schedule of subsidies and supplements

View the latest rates for subsidy and supplement payments by the Australian Government. These rates are updated quarterly.

Reductions in Residential Care Subsidy

When aged care residents with a compensation entitlement—such as an entitlement to compensation arising from a workplace or motor vehicle accident or from a common law claim—are admitted to an aged care service, the service provider must inform the Department of Health.