Home Care Packages Program

Page last updated: 13 July 2017

The Home Care Packages Program provides older people who want to stay at home with access to a range of ongoing personal services, support services and clinical care that help them with their day-to-day activities. The program is part of the Australian Government’s continuum of care for older people in Australia, providing services between the Commonwealth Home Support Program and residential aged care.

Changes to financial reporting requirements

Find out more about changes to the financial reporting requirements for home care providers for 2016-17 year-end reporting.

About the Home Care Packages Program

Find out about the types of services that may be subsidised by the Australian Government through the Home Care Packages Program.

Home care packages - reform

Read about changes to home care packages as part of the Australian Government’s broader aged care reform agenda, including Increasing Choice in Home Care, implemented on 27 February 2017.

Future care at home reform 

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

Legislated rights and responsibilities of providers and consumers

Read more about the legislated responsibilities of providers and consumers which are contained in the Aged Care Act 1997.

Information resources – Home care package delivery

Find useful information and practical guidance for providers and consumers on the delivery and management of the Home Care Packages Program.