News and resources

Page last updated: 19 September 2018

Message from Department of Health: Urgent food advice

On 18 September 2018, a needle was found in a banana at an aged care service in NSW.  The aged care facility immediately contacted police and advised the Department of Health

Announcement of Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

The Australian government has announced that it has asked the Government General to establish a Royal Commission into the aged care sector.

Latest news

News on aged care matters including changes to programs and policies, funding announcements and latest publications.

eNewsletter for the aged care industry

Subscribe to receive our regular eNewsletter and stay informed of key issues in aged care. 


An archive of past announcements that have been distributed to our eNewsletter mailing list.

'Find the help you need with myagedcare’ campaign

Campaign materials including print and radio ads along with posters, brochures, magnets and translated materials are available on the My Aged Care website resources page. View the campaign evaluation report.


Participate in webinars hosted by the department to provide updates to the aged care sector and consumers. If you missed any of our recent webinars, they can be viewed online.

GEN Aged Care Data

GEN is Australia's new website providing information and data on aged care. On the GEN website, you can utilise dynamic data products, access aged care reports and publications, and have the ability to request customised data. You can also download resources such as:

  • The Report on the Operation of the Aged Care Act 1997
  • Aged Care Service List
  • Stocktake of Australian Government Subsidised Aged Care Places
  • National Aged Care Workforce Census And Survey - The Aged Care Workforce, 2016 
  • Population Projections At Statistical Area Level 2, 2012 To 2027


Fact sheets, forms, guides and policies, reports and other publications.

Resources for the sector to share with service providers

Brochures, fact sheets, case studies and more, for you to share with service providers and use in your publications. Subscribe to our regular eNewsletter to hear about new content as it becomes available.

Resources for the sector to share with consumers

Content to use in your publications and resources that complement the extensive suite of information currently available at


The department regularly consults with the public and our stakeholders about policies, regulations and issues affecting the aged care sector. View recent public consultations on aged care changes.

Aged care speaking requests

Contact the Department of Health to discuss a speaking request for aged care sector and consumer events.