Aged Care Fees and Charges

This page provides the latest updates to aged care fees and charges.

As a result of the aged care reforms, from 1 July 2014 changes will be made to the way certain care fees are calculated in residential and home care and to how accommodation prices are charged. The new arrangements will only apply to residents and consumers of a home care package entering or commencing care on or after 1 July 2014.

For those residents entering, or consumers commencing a home care package from 1 July 2014, the following Schedule applies:

Schedule of Resident and Home Care Fees and Charges for Care Recipients entering care from 1 January 2016.

Residents who first entered aged care prior to 1 July 2014

Current residents will remain on their current arrangements as per the attached Schedule:

Schedule of Fees and Charges for residents in care before 1 July 2015 as at 1 January 2016.

The Department maintains all Previous Fees and Charges.

Accommodation bond retention amounts will still apply to residents who transfer services after 1 July 2014 provided that the resident is not subject to the new fee arrangements. Further information can be found on the Accommodation Bond Retention Amounts webpage.

Maximum rates of interest also apply to residents who first entered care before 1 July 2014 and transfer to a new home on or after 1 July 2014 but are not subject to the new arrangements. Further information can be found on the Maximum Bond and Charge Interest Rate webpage.

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