Residential care fees, charges and payments
Residential care fees, charges and payments that residential care recipients can be asked to pay to their aged care provider.
The Government pays for the bulk of aged care in Australia by paying care subsidies and supplements to providers. However, residents of aged care homes may be asked to contribute towards the cost of their care and accommodation if they can afford to do so.
For residents who were already in care before 1 July 2014, their fees and charges continue to be calculated in the same way as before the changes.
On 1 July 2014, the way fees and payments for residential care are calculated changed.
The latest schedule of the aged care residential fees, charges and payments.
Information about how frequently residents will need to pay. Information about the resident agreement and actions an aged care provider may take if a resident does not pay their fees or is late in paying their fees.
Fees payable while a resident is on leave.
Information and practical guidance for providers and consumers on Government fees, charges and payments.
Changes to rental income for the aged care means test that affect all residents who enter care from 1 January 2016.
Additional information to assist providers understand their responsibilities toward residents’ when charging additional service fees.