The Australian Government subsidises many aged care services to keep costs reasonable and affordable.
Costs vary for different types of care and different service providers. There are no standard costs for aged care services.
If you are eligible, you are expected to contribute to the cost of your care if you can afford to.
The information below is more useful if you know what type of care you are eligible for.
Help at home costs
Read about the costs you may be expected to pay towards services under these programs:
- Commonwealth Home Support Programme (entry level care)
- Home Care Packages (more complex coordinated care).
Aged care homes costs
Read about the costs you may be expected to pay towards care and accommodation in an aged care home:
Other information about costs
Read about planning ahead for your finances, retirement, and where to go for financial advice:
If you are being assessed for a home care package or permanent care in an aged care home, you should arrange for a formal income and assets assessment as soon as possible as this process takes time:
If you believe you cannot pay your aged care costs for reasons beyond your control, you can ask for financial hardship assistance: