Information resources for residential care fees, charges and payments

Page last updated: 17 November 2017

Useful information and practical guidance for providers and consumers on Government fees and payments.

Information Booklet on Fees for Home Care Packages and Residential Aged Care for People Entering Care

This booklet provides information on the fee arrangements for Home Care Packages and Residential Aged Care for people entering care from 1 July 2014, including some examples of how fees will be calculated under the new arrangements.

Note: the rates used within this information booklet are as at 1 July 2014. Please see the Schedule of Fees and Charges for Residential for the current rates.

Opting in the post-1 July 2014 financial arrangements

If a resident was in an aged care home on or before 30 June 2014 and they move to a new aged care home (and do not spend more than 28 days outside of care, other than on approved leave), they can opt into the fee arrangements that started on 1 July 2014. 

To make this choice, the resident will need to complete and sign the Continuing Care Recipient opting into the New Aged Care Arrangements from 1 July 2014 (AC022) form and submit this form to the new provider before they transfer to the new services. This completed and signed form is submitted with the Aged Care Entry Record (ACER) to DHS by the new provider.

The new provider will also need to give the resident the New Arrangements for Aged Care from 1 July 2014 – Residential Care publication.

Financial changes to residential care

Factsheet on the changes to aged care on 1 July 2014.

Changes to Fees and Charges

Factsheet on the changes to residential care fees and charges on 1 July 2014.

Changes to care of residential aged care recipients from 1 July 2014

Factsheet on the changes to care and services, including the impact on fees on 1 July 2014.

Changes to Residential Care

Factsheet on the changes to residential care fees and charges on 1 July 2014.

Removal of low care – high care distinction in permanent residential aged care from 1 July 2014

Accommodation Prices Information Sheet

Annual and Lifetime Caps

Communiques from the Department of Human Services on the annual and lifetime caps

Residential care and home care frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions on the changes to aged care on 1 July 2014

Other information