Home care fees

Page last updated: 21 April 2017

Home care fees

The Government pays for the bulk of aged care in Australia by paying subsidies and supplements for care to providers. However, consumers may be asked to contribute towards the cost of their care if they can afford to do so.

On 1 July 2014, the way fees for Home Care Packages are calculated changed. For consumers that received a home care package before 1 July 2014, these changes do not apply and consumers may continue to be asked to pay their current fees. 

Home care fees for consumers entering a home care package from 1 July 2014

Read about the contributions for consumers who commence a home care package from 1 July 2014.

Home care fees for existing home care package consumers before 1 July 2014

Read about the contributions for consumers who commenced a home care package before 1 July 2014.

Other requirements

Read about how frequently consumers will need to pay these contributions, and for information about the consumers’ home care agreement, individualised budget and monthly statement.