Ageing and Aged Care

The Department of Social Services aims to encourage older people to live active and independent lives. The Department works to deliver quality, affordable and accessible aged care and carer support services for older people, including through subsidies and grants, industry assistance, training and regulation of the aged care sector.

Aged Care Information

The Department of Social Services provides a range of useful information on contacts and services available to assist you with ageing and aged care issues.

For further information view Aged Care Information.

Electronic Advice to the Aged Care Industry

The Department of Social Services regularly communicates with aged care stakeholders via email or mailfax. These communications advise of important government announcements that affect the aged care sector. These communications are reproduced here as a service to interested members of the community.

For further information view Advice to the Aged Care Industry.

The Department produces a newsletter for aged care providers which provides a snapshot of advice on current key issues. It also aims to assist stakeholders to understand the aged care system following the 1 July 2014 changes, as well as information on the 1 July 2015 changes.

For further information view Information for Aged Care Providers Newsletters.

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