Page last updated: 11 September 2019

My Aged Care

My Aged Care is the main entry point to the aged care system. It provides information about aged care for consumers, family members and carers, and service providers through the My Aged Care website and My Aged Care contact centre (1800 200 422). Locate aged care service providers and assessors through the online service finder, or use the fee estimators for pricing on home care packages and residential care.

Commonwealth Home Support Programme

An Australian Government funded program that provides services that support older people to stay at home and be more independent in the community.

Younger people in aged care

Young people accessing aged care services may be eligible for supports through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), as it rolls out across Australia through to 2019.

Home Care Packages

A Home Care Package is a coordinated package of services tailored to meet a person’s specific care needs. The package is coordinated by an approved home care provider, with funding provided by the Australian Government under the Aged Care Act 1997.

Residential care

Residential aged care provides a range of care options and accommodation for older people who are unable to continue living independently in their own homes.

Flexible care

Flexible care acknowledges that the needs of care recipients may require a different care approach than that provided through mainstream residential and home care.

Commonwealth Continuity of Support Programme

The Commonwealth continuity of support arrangements will provide continuity of support to older Australians with disability who are currently accessing state-managed specialist disability services who are not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Aged Care Assessment Program

Information for Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACATs) including forms, guidelines, policies and updates relating to the Aged Care Assessment Program.

Support Services for Remote and Indigenous Aged Care

Assisting aged care providers to deliver services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people located anywhere in Australia, and aged care providers located in remote and very remote areas.

Streamlined Consumer Assessment for Aged Care

The Government will design and implement a new framework for streamlined consumer assessments for all aged care services, to be delivered by a new assessment workforce.

Workforce development

Find out about financial support and incentives available to support education, training and professional development for the workforce involved in caring for older Australians.