Extra Service Status

Page last updated: 25 June 2018

Extra Service Status in residential aged care involves the provision of additional hotel type services, including a higher standard of accommodation, food and services than the average provided by residential aged care homes which do not have Extra Service Status.  Residents are required to pay an additional fee for these services.

Extra Service Status does not mean that care recipients receive a higher level of care.  All residential aged care providers are required to meet designated care standards for all residents.

A residential aged care service can have Extra Service Status for the whole service or a distinct part, or parts, of the service.

Extra Service Status was awarded to approved providers on a competitive basis, either as part of the annual Aged Care Approvals Round or as a standalone ESS approvals round.  No Extra Service Status approvals round has been conducted since 2012, and there are currently no plans to conduct an Extra Service Status approvals round in the future. 

List of Services with Active Grants of Extra Service Status

Information on residential care services subsidised by the Australian Government under the Aged Care Act 1997 with active grants of Extra Service Status is available at the links below. 

The information is current as at 30 June 2017 and are updated annually.

This list does not take into account any activations, suspensions or relinquishments of grants of Extra Service Status that may occur from time to time during the financial year.

Extra service status (ESS) service list: 30 June 2017 on the GEN Aged Care Data website

Further information about services with active grants of Extra Service Status

Service specific details on any of the services listed in the ‘List of Services with Active Grants of Extra Service Status’ can be found on the My Aged Care website.