The Multi-Purpose Services Program

Page last updated: 01 October 2019

The Multi-Purpose Services Program is a joint initiative of the Australian Government and state and territory governments, and provides integrated health and aged care services for small regional and remote communities. It allows services to exist in regions that could not viably support stand-alone hospitals or aged care homes.

Applications for 2019-20 Multi-Purpose Services Allocation Round

The 2019-20 Flexible Aged Care Places (Multi-Purpose Services) Allocations Round is a competitive application process for Multi-Purpose Service approved providers to apply for residential flexible aged care places.

Multi-Purpose Service approved providers can apply:

  • for flexible aged care places – residential (high care) to expand existing services or establish new services
  • to change the level of care designated to an existing residential place

About the Multi-Purpose Services Program

Read about the Multi-Purpose Services Program objectives and key facts.

Review of the Multi-Purpose Services Program

Read about the review of the Multi-Purpose Services Program.

Funding for Multi-Purpose Services

Information about flexible aged care subsidy and funding for Multi-Purpose Services.

How places are allocated to a Multi-Purpose Service

Flexible Aged Care Places (Multi-Purpose Services) Allocations Rounds.

How to establish a new Multi-Purpose Service.

Multi-Purpose Service Planning

Find out about Multi-Purpose Service Planning, community participation and Primary Health Networks.

Services delivered by Multi-Purpose Services

Find out about the range of services delivered by Multi-Purpose Services and service principles.

Multi-Purpose Service care recipient eligibility and fees

Find out about client eligibility to enter a Multi-Purpose Services and client fees and payments.

Legislation and rights and responsibilities of providers and care recipients of Multi-Purpose Services

Read about the legislated responsibilities and requirements of Multi-Purpose Service providers and consumers rights and responsibilities.

Multi-Purpose Service Complaints

Find out more about the complaints process and advocacy services available to Multi-Purpose Service care recipients.

My Aged Care - Multi-Purpose Services

Use the My Aged Care service finder to find a Multi-Purpose Service near you or see the map of where Multi-Purpose Services are located.

Find information about how to update Multi-Purpose Service information using the My Aged Care service provider portal.


For enquiries about the Multi-Purpose Services Program please email