Supported Resident Ratios

Page last updated: 01 September 2014

All aged care services, whether or not they are certified, are required to meet the supported resident ratio - formerly known as the concessional resident ratio - which applies to their region. Sanctions may be applied to those services that do not meet the required ratio.

Exceptions to the requirement are homes that provide only extra service or the distinct part of a home that provides extra service.

Supported, concessional and assisted residents count towards the supported resident ratio.

Note: These ratios and regions may be subject to review at a later date.

Australian Capital Territory

  • ACT 19.00%

New South Wales

  • Central Coast - 19.80%
  • Central West - 20.50%
  • Far North Coast - 17.10%
  • Hunter - 21.60%
  • Illawarra - 27.00%
  • Inner West - 28.60%
  • Mid North Coast - 17.90%
  • Nepean - 23.80%
  • New England - 18.30%
  • Northern Sydney - 16.00%
  • Orana Far West - 21.00%
  • Riverina/Murray - 18.60%
  • South East Sydney - 19.50%
  • South West Sydney - 26.70%
  • Southern Highlands - 19.10%
  • Western Sydney - 29.80%

Northern Territory

  • Alice Springs - 40.00%
  • Barkly - 40.00%
  • Darwin - 27.00%
  • East Arnhem - 40.00%
  • Katherine - 33.80%

Queensland

  • Brisbane North - 16.00%
  • Brisbane South - 17.80%
  • Cabool - 26.30%
  • Central West - 19.50%
  • Darling Downs - 18.10%
  • Far North - 22.10%
  • Fitzroy - 24.30%
  • Logan River Valley - 31.20%
  • Mackay - 17.80%
  • North West - 26.00%
  • Northern - 25.00%
  • South Coast - 17.80%
  • South West - 18.10%
  • Sunshine Coast - 17.00%
  • West Moreton - 21.40%
  • Wide Bay - 20.20%

South Australia

  • Eyre Peninsula - 23.00%
  • Hills, Mallee & Southern - 18.80%
  • Metropolitan East - 21.70%
  • Metropolitan North - 27.70%
  • Metropolitan South - 20.20%
  • Metropolitan West - 23.50%
  • Mid North - 19.50%
  • Riverland - 22.00%
  • South East - 21.20%
  • Whyalla, Flinders and Far North - 27.50%
  • Yorke, Lower North and Barossa - 16.80%

Tasmania

  • North Western - 19.50%
  • Northern - 18.70%
  • Southern - 17.90%

Victoria

  • Barwon-South Western - 18.60%
  • Eastern Metro - 16.70%
  • Gippsland - 18.20%
  • Grampians - 18.20%
  • Hume - 18.50%
  • Loddon-Mallee - 18.20%
  • Northern Metro - 23.40%
  • Southern Metro - 18.20%
  • Western Metro - 24.70%

Western Australia

  • Goldfields - 24.40%
  • Great Southern - 21.80%
  • Kimberley - 40.00%
  • Metropolitan East - 23.10%
  • Metropolitan North 21.50%
  • Metropolitan South East - 22.60%
  • Metropolitan South West - 22.60%
  • Mid West - 20.10%
  • Pilbara - 40.00%
  • South West - 19.00%
  • Wheatbelt - 17.20%