Commonwealth Home Support Programme

Page last updated: 13 July 2017

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is one of the changes being 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 is one consolidated programme providing entry-level home support for 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.

Latest CHSP news

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

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This page contains historical documents on the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.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

An integrated care at home program to support older Australians. A discussion paper is now available for comment.