Commonwealth Home Support Programme

Page last updated: 22 February 2019

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is one of the changes made by the Australian Government to the aged care system to help older people stay independent and in their homes and communities for longer. The CHSP provides entry-level home support for frail older people who need assistance to keep living independently.

About the CHSP

On 1 July 2015, the CHSP commenced. The CHSP consolidated the Commonwealth Home and Community Care (HACC) Program, planned respite from the National Respite for Carers Program, the Day Therapy Centres Program and the Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged Program.

CHSP news

News on CHSP matters including changes to the program, policies, funding announcements or related updates.

Reporting for CHSP

This page contains information for service providers/organisations responsibilities in reporting to the Department in the CHSP. 

Resources for CHSP

Documents and resources for providers to refer to on the transition and implementation of the CHSP.


This page contains historical documents on the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.

Future care at home reform 

Outcomes from the public discussion paper consultation are now available.